Burraja has a long association with landcare groups in the north east both holding cultural days for landcare members and being the home of the first Aboriginal landcare groups in the north east, The Ghunda Mulla Women’s Aboriginal landcare group and The Junction Aboriginal Men’s Landcare group.
Today Burraja holds workshops for landcare members who come and learn about traditional Aboriginal land management and traditional skills and resources.
In recent years there has been two Aboriginal Landcare groups established in northeast Victoria as a response to Aboriginal people wanting to reconnect to the environment and re-learn traditional uses of plants. The groups have been active in holding workshops and attending field days with other landcare groups within the north east of Victoria.
The Ghunda Mulla Women’s Aboriginal landcare group
The Ghunda Mulla Women’s Landcare group are the first Aboriginal Women’s Landcare Group to be established in Victoria. The group which was first formed in 2010 made it their aim to reconnect to their spiritual and cultural landscape. This reconnection is seen as underpinning the aspirations of the group and what they want to achieve in Learning about traditional Aboriginal land management.
Types of Projects we have been involved in:
- Cultural exchange with Warlpiri Women (2011)
- Field Day with ethno botanist Dr Beth Gott (2012)
- Weaving workshops Yackandandah (2013)
- Maintenance of the Burraja Bush garden
The Junction Aboriginal Men’s Landcare group
The Junction Men’s Aboriginal Landcare group was formed to assist in the engagement of young Aboriginal men in learning about the natural environment. The group was formed in 2010 and have been involved in traditional knowledge projects with the Elders in the community.