Authorisation

 

 

In line with cultural protocols recording and displaying Aboriginal cultural information should be the subject of authorisation or approval from the communities concerned.  Apart from demonstrating respect, seeking authorisation also provides an opportunity for Aboriginal communities to clarify and correct cultural information that may be ambiguous, misunderstood, or culturally inappropriate.  For example, certain gender specific information should not have public or general access.

 

Accordingly, cultural information contained in the pages of this website has been approved by the communities concerned.  That is, both the Tweed/Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council and Tweed Shire Council have supported and approved the use of the Cobaki and Terranora Broadwater Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan as an example document produced from the Bundjalung Mapping Project Database.  Other cultural information, including the use of artwork and designs, has also received authorisation from the individuals concerned.