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The Shire recognises the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of Australia and the Wadandi people in particular as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is now situated.
We acknowledge the loss and grief experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples caused by alienation from traditional lands, loss of lives and freedom, and the forced removal of children.
The Shire recognises the traditions and customs of Indigenous Australians and their special spiritual relationship with the land. The Shire acknowledges the right of all Australians including Indigenous Australians to live according to their own beliefs, values and customs, and the Shire acknowledges the importance of these beliefs, customs and values in strengthening and enriching the heritage of all Australians.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River recognises that it is required to consider the needs of the local Aboriginal Peoples in addressing the needs of the whole local community.
We will work to ensure the principles of equity and access for all members of the Indigenous community to culturally appropriate services and programs.
A Guide for Indigenous Communities has been developed by the Western Australia Department of Local Government and Communities.
A copy of the Shire's Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country Policy can be downloaded here.
PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285
41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512
66 Allnut Terrace
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