Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains are held on the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung (prounouced Wadda-Warrung) people of the Kulin Nation.
Wadawurrung is also known as Wathaurong and Wathaurung.
Since 2013 we have meet with Uncle Bryon Powell, who is a Wadawurrung Elder and a Board Member at the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation (WAC).
The Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation represents Traditional Owner interests at all levels of government and community. They are the Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) for Wadawurrung country. The Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation has a statutory role in the management of Aboriginal heritage values and culture within our region, under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act, 2006.
Uncle Bryon has spent time with us on the land, sharing his knowledge. He has also spent time getting to know Mary, Jack and Chris Nolan at the farmhouse. We appreciate and respect the time we spend together to guide the festivals as Custodians.
Good things take time.