Totally Renewable Yackandandah gathers in the narrow wooded valley alongside the Yackandandah and Commissioners Creeks. We meet among the grassy dry forests and woodlands that clothe the northern Victorian flanks of the Great Dividing Range.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we strive, the peoples of the rivers and the hills of the Goulburn Murray region who walked these lands for generations. We pay our respects to the elders of the past, and the speakers of the first words, who lived in harmony with this country.
We acknowledge the elders of the present, who seek to regain their culture, and to teach the elders of the future their law, their history and their language. We pay our respects to them and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
We honour their spirit – and the memory, culture, art and science of the world’s oldest living culture through 60,000 years.