Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust is an Indigenous not-for-profit cultural organisation based in Melbourne. It holds over 60,000 items in its collection from paintings and artifacts though to books, videos and photographs.[1] It has "...a commitment to protect, preserve and promote the living culture of the Indigenous people of south-east Australia."[2] The Koorie Heritage Trust also runs a variety of cultural educational programs and a Koorie family history service[3].

Koorie Heritage Trust
Koorie Heritage Trust - Yarra Building, Fed Square.jpg
LocationFederation Square Melbourne Australia
Coordinates37°49′06″S 144°58′09″E / 37.8183°S 144.9691°E / -37.8183; 144.9691Coordinates: 37°49′06″S 144°58′09″E / 37.8183°S 144.9691°E / -37.8183; 144.9691


The Koorie Heritage Trust was established in 1985 when Uncle Jim Berg, Ron Castan, and Ron Merkel sued the University of Melbourne and the Museum of Victoria for the return of their collections of Indigenous cultural material. They wanted to ensure that the Indigenous community had access to their cultural heritage material.[4]


The Koorie Heritage Trust is located in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.[5]

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  1. ^ Tunstall, Elizabeth Dori. "The Koorie Heritage Trust re-centres Indigenous communities by design". The Conversation. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Koorie Heritage Trust - Culture Victoria". Culture Victoria. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Programs and Services - Koorie Heritage Trust". Koorie Heritage Trust. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Koorie Heritage Trust". www.yarrahealing.catholic.edu.au. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Koorie Heritage Trust - Federation Square". fedsquare.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.