We acknowledge the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of the lands and waters upon which our activities are held and pay our respect to Elders both past and present.

The Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar People are the traditional owners of the land around Anglesea and Aireys Inlet with Eastern Maar country generally being to the west of Painkalac Creek and Wadawurrung country to the east.

The Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of an area of land bounded by Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Werribee, Bacchus Marsh, Beaufort, Streatham and Derrinallum. The Wadawurrung people are members of the Kulin nation and have looked after and cared for the land for over a thousand generations, still caring for it to this very day.

The Eastern Maar People are the Traditional Owners of an area that extends along the coast from east of Port Fairy to west of Anglesea and extends inland to include the Great Otway National Park and the townships of Warrnambool, Terang, Mortlake, Camperdown, Colac, Apollo Bay, Lorne and Cressy.

As Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation Chair Jason Mifsud said, “Our traditional lands are alive with dreaming and creation stories; and imprinted with our social history and cultural values”.

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