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Bendigo Law Courts Opening

Friday 24th February 2024
Today was a momentous occasion at the opening of the Bendigo Law Courts.
Prior to the proceedings, Dja Dja Wurrung Group Board members, Staff, Dja Dja Wurrung artists and original Wartaka members were part of smoking and cleansing ceremony of the building.
DJAARA’s collaboration with the State and Courts Services Victoria has enabled the creation of a very powerful yet vulnerable place for people to come together under Australian law and Djaara Lore.
It is only fitting as our creator spirit, Bunjil is featured on the building, to look over and protect everyone who enters this building.
“We as Dja Dja Wurrung People are so proud of this outcome and look forward to working with more people, organisations, councils and governments in the future. I hope that people will feel safe here”, said Rodney Carter, Dja Dja Wurrung Group CEO.
Artists that feature throughout the building are Troy Firebrace, Jida Gulpilil, Racquel Kerr, Jason Kerr, Daikota Nelson, Marilyne Nicholls and Rebecca Phillips.