Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Victoria

The Paper has been produced following a request by the Victorian Government for a review of the existing legislation protecting Archaeological and Aboriginal Relics in the State. The Paper sets out the proposed contents for a new Act of State Parliament to identify, manage, maintain, restore and enhance the cultural heritage of Aboriginal people in Victoria. The Paper recommends that the Act should complement Victoria’s proposed Aboriginal Affairs legislation as well as that already covering the role and functions of the Museum of Victoria and any other legislation covering European Heritage in the State.

This summary discussion paper is an abbreviated version of the main discussion paper and is written in the form of questions and answers which relate directly to the various Sections of the Discussion Paper itself.


Discussion paper

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Copyright Owner: State of Victoria


Victorian Department of Planning and Environment: 1985