*revise existing content and update links – updated 30/11*
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation successfully received Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAP) status on the 14th September 2007. The Nation now has legislative powers to manage and protect their cultural heritage under the Act.
The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) recognises Aboriginal people as the primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage. At a local level, Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) are the voice of Aboriginal people in the management and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage under the Act.
RAPs have responsibilities relating to the successful management of Aboriginal cultural heritage. These include evaluating Cultural Heritage Management Plans, providing advice on applications for Cultural Heritage Permits, decisions about Cultural Heritage Agreements and advice or application for interim or ongoing Protection Declarations.
To learn more on the tasks performed by RAPs visit the Aboriginal Affairs website or contact Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation on (03) 5869-3353.
Djaran Whyman is the RAP Coordinator for YYNAC.
Ph: (03) 5832.0222
Mob: (03) 5832.0222
Please note: This map does not show all of the traditional boundary area for YYNAC. It only shows the area in Victoria where it has been given RAP status. YYNAC boundary does not stop at the Murray River. Our Traditional Country covers an area from Cohuna up to Jerilderie on the NSW side and back to Chiltern and then down near Euroa and back to Cohuna. (For YYNAC Traditional Country area please refer to our Map of Traditional Yorta Yorta Territory.)
Yorta Yorta Area Boundary Definitions (PDF 37KB)
Yorta Yorta Area Boundary Map (PDF 709KB)