Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

This service honours Aboriginal service men and women, past and present.

The annual event is held on 31 May at the Shrine of Remembrance. 

The services gives Victorians an opportunity to come together and honour Aboriginal service men and women.

About the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service

Aboriginal people have served in every conflict and peace keeping mission involving Australia for more than a century. For many years, their service was not recognised.

In 2006, Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot Peters (born 1930, died 2019), sought to change this and initiated the honouring of Aboriginal service men and women in Victoria. In 2007, the first Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service was held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee

The committee:

  • provides advice to the Victorian Government on issues of Aboriginal service recognition in Victoria
  • assesses applications for the Aunty Dot Peters Award

Reviewed 14 October 2019

Aboriginal Victoria

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