We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Yorta Yorta People and the Taungurung People people in the Greater Shepparton City region, and other First Nation people across Australia.
Yorta Yorta People
DescriptionTraditional Yorta Yorta lands lie on both sides of the Murray River roughly from Cohuna to Albury / Wodonga. They include towns such as Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla, Corowa and Wangaratta and extend northwards to just south of Deniliquin.The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is comprised of peoples with undeniable bloodlines to the Original Ancestors of the Land of the Yorta Yorta Nation. These bloodlines link Yorta Yorta peoples’ past, present and future to one another, with traditional laws, customs, beliefs and sovereignty intact.
DescriptionThe Taungurung clans are the Traditional Owners of a large part of Central Victoria and represents the interests of the clans of the Taungurung — Benbendore-balluk, Buthera-balluk, Gunung-Yellam, Leuk-willam, Moomoomgoonbeet, Nattarak-balluk, Ngurai-illam-balluk, Nira-balluk, Tenbringnellams, Walledriggers, Waring-illam-balluk, Warrinillum, Yaran-illam, Yirun-ilam-balluk, and Yowung-illam-balluk. The Taungurung people are many clans sharing one language and deep spiritual connection with Country. Taungurung Land and Waters Council was registered 16 July 2009 as the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the interests of the Taungurung people and serves to uphold their interests with respect to culture and country.