Woiworung People Essay

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Part A- Postcode
Wyndham Vale with the post code of 3024 is part of the land where the Woiworung people lived as part of the Kulin Nation (ATSIS, 2016). According to The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VALC) the Woiworung people lived in the area beginning at the Yarra River, up to Gardiners Creek, and in the southeast next to Dandenong Creek. In the north, the Dividing Range from Mount Baw Baw to Mount Blackwood. The Werribee River was their westernmost point (ALC, 2016).

As such I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land the Woiworung people. I recognise that Indigenous Australians have an ongoing connection to the land, and they have a unique contribution to Australian society. I offer my deepest
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There are many reasons for this decline in health, for example introduction of Western processed foods, and the diseases that came from overseas when Australia was invaded (Best & Fredericks, 2014). However there is another significant reason Aboriginal health has declined since the British invasion this is the fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been disconnected from their traditional country resulting in a loss of access to traditional food and medicines. They have also lost culturally significant sites, and they have lost their cultural identity (Campbell, Burgess, Garnett, & Wakerman, …show more content…
...Aboriginal ill Health will persist” (Purdie,Dudgeon & Walker, 2010). The Report also suggest that land is fundamental to Aboriginal health, and their stories are, all tied to the land. Perhaps this is why studies have found that when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people felt more healthy they reporting to feel positive feelings (‘Yotti’ Kingsley, Townsend, Phillips, & Aldous, 2009). When working with the land one study even found that Indigenous health improved significantly (Campbell et al.,

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