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Protocol for visiting Aboriginal Land

Protocols for visiting Aboriginal Land

When visiting Aboriginal Land or sacred sites, it is expected that visitors follow a series of protocols.

1. Sites are only to be visited with the consent of the appropriate Aboriginal people within the communities and must be accompanied at all times by an Elder of the Aboriginal community where possible or by an Aboriginal community member.

2. There should be no direct contact with secret sacred sites.

3. Aboriginal artefacts and other such materials must not be removed, touched or damaged by persons visiting the site.

4. There must be no littering of any kind at or near the site during the course of your visit.

5. In certain circumstances boys and girls may be granted permission to visit a particular site not permitted to boys and girls under Aboriginal Customary Laws of this area. Permission will be obtained through the representing body of the particular community of the site is to be visited.Hinter
 

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