Aboriginal People

Local Aboriginal Community

The Wiradjuri people are the people of the three rivers – the Wambool (Macquarie), the Calare/Kalari (Lachlan) and the Murrumbidgee. The Bathurst Regional Council Local Government Area encompasses part of the land of the Wiradjuri people.

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NAIDOC

NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Aboriginal culture and the Aboriginal contribution to modern Australia.  All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.

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Aboriginal People

The Census Data in 2006 reflects that there are 1235 Aboriginal people residing in the Bathurst Region, which represents 3.4% of the total population. In New South Wales approximately 2.1% of the population is indigenous.   These figures should be considered with caution as many Aboriginal people do not complete the Census.

The following points on Wiradjuri Heritage have been extracted from “The new country: A Thematic history of The Bathurst Regional Council Local Government Area”, 2006 and “The Wiradjuri in and around Bathurst”, at www.peterandren.com, 2007.

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Communication Protocols

Relationships Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and Council

Council has agreed to establish protocols for communication with and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representatives.

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