Welcome to Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) represents Traditional Owners from the Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung and Tatungalung family clans, who were recognised in the Native Title Consent Determination, made under the new Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, the first such agreement under that Act.
GLaWAC is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) for the Gunaikurnai people and claim area, as outlined in the agreement, providing joint management of 10 parks and reserves within the State.
GLaWAC is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Gunaikurnai claim area, as decided by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, 2006.
GLaWAC has a membership of more than 600 Traditional Owners, all of whom have proven their ancestral links to one of 25 Apical Ancestors registered in the Native Title Consent Determination.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. GLaWAC welcomes feedback from family and community members regarding our use of images.
Latest News & Events
Cloggs Cave near Buchan has been known to Gunaikurnai people for thousands of years but recently our RAP crew have been trying to understand how long ago the Old People visited the site and what they did there. Working in partnership with the Monash Indigenous Studies...
Cath Thomas says it right, "Looking after Country has always been part of who we are. It's our Culture, it's everything to us". Cath, together with other GLaWAC staff and Gunaikurnai Elders, features in the 4th episode of Beyond The Fire, reflecting on the events of...
Do you paint, weave or dance? Maybe you carve wood, play music or tell jokes? Our Cultural Hub team are developing a "Community Artist Register" for Koorie artists & specialists to make the most of opportunities to engage in local projects & activities. ...