Expression of Interest: Stolen Generations Marker Working Group

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Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia’s identity and recognises and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past, present, future and emerging.

As part of Hume City Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2022 commitments, Council is working with the community to develop a permanent Stolen Generations Marker in the Hume area.

The Marker will pay tribute to the Stolen Generations – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were forcibly removed from their families and communities and denied their identity, family, traditional culture and country through race-based policies implemented by State and Federal Governments between 1910 and the 1970s.

The Marker will acknowledge the harm caused to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities across the nation and will serve as a reminder about the terrible injustice caused by successive governments on Aboriginal people and the impacts it is still causing today.

Hume City Council is seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members - the First Nations peoples of Australia (referred to throughout this webpage as First Nations people) to join a working group to guide the project.

For further information on the project, please see the project page.

Purpose of the Stolen Generations Marker Working Group 

The Working Group will guide the development and creation of a Stolen Generations Marker in the City of Hume by providing advice to Council on:

  •  The project plan;
  • The engagement process;
  • The design of the Marker;
  • The location of the Marker;
  • Appropriate artists for the Marker;
  • The launch of the Marker when the project is complete;
  • Future use of the Marker (including potential celebrations and community events);
  • Effective ways for Council to promote awareness of the Stolen Generations in the broader community; and
  • Monitoring and Evaluation the project.

For further information, please see the Terms of Reference.

We encourage applications from First Nations community members impacted by the Stolen Generations. Council encourages Traditional Owners; representatives from First Nations organisations supporting the wellbeing of First Nations Peoples and who understand the impacts of intergenerational trauma.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the impacts of the Stolen Generations; 
  • An historical understanding of policies that have impacted on First Nations people and the Bringing them Home report; 
  • An interest and involvement in local and/or broader First Nations community affairs, advocacy and networks;
  • Direct links to First Nations community and/or organisations; and
  • An ability and willingness to contribute to the development of a Stolen Generations Marker within the City of Hume.

The Selection Panel will assess the applications against the selection criteria. Where required, the panel may also conduct interviews with candidates.

Meeting times

The appointed group will determine the meeting schedule but meetings every 2 months is envisaged.

Submission details

Expressions of interest close at 10pm on Tuesday 10 March 2020. Please submit your Expression of Interest form through one of the following options:  

Post:
EOI – Stolen Generations Marker Working Group
Community Development Officer
Corey Williams
PO Box 119 Dallas Vic 3047           

Email: coreyw@hume.vic.gov.au

More information

All enquiries or requests for information should be directed to:          

Community Development Officer
Corey Williams
Phone: 9205 2377
Email: coreyw@hume.vic.gov.au


Updated : 2:12 PM, 21 February 2020

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