Cultural recognition and respect is vital to improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians
Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker comments in the Age on recognising the King's Domain Resting Place on the National Heritage List.
"It is very disappointing that some trees will be lost, but this national heritage listing gives permanent protection to the 109-hectare area," Dr Ormond-Parker said.
The Alyawarr man said it was "terrific" to see all of the memorial sites in the precinct recognised together.
He said it would be particularly important for the Aboriginal community given the inclusion of the King's Domain Resting Place – a commemorative burial place for the remains of 38 Victorian Aboriginal people who were repatriated from the Museum of Victoria in 1985.
See the full story in the Age.
Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Indigenous Studies, Centre for Health Equity