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Macquarie University recognises the custodianship of the land on which our campus is situated — the Wallumattagal clan of the Dharug Nation — and pays respect to their Aboriginal Elders past, present and future.

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Macquarie University acknowledges the important contribution of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to our University and respects and takes pride in the knowledges of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

Macquarie University is committed to being a campus where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is respected and celebrated, 成为我们大学学习不可分割的一部分, teaching, 研究和社区参与.

We acknowledge the value and wisdom of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and recognise reconciliation is a mutual process that all staff and students can participate in, 确保我们的OD体育注册登录包容和尊重.

Macquarie University is committed to working towards reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community.


As a university, we seek to serve and engage our students and staff through transformative learning and life experiences, 通过探索探索更广阔的世界, 传播知识和思想, 创新和深度伙伴关系.

Our commitment to our Indigenous community is built on this same purpose: to serve and engage.

Acknowledgement of Country can be conducted by any person and acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which this University is situated, Dharug民族的Wallamattagal人, 培育了谁的文化和习俗, and continue to nurture, this land, since the Dreamtime. We pay our respects to the Dharug people and the Wallamattagal clan.

我们也希望感谢达摩民族的长老们, past, present and future, 并向他们表示敬意. We further wish to honour and pay our respects to the ancestors and spirits of this land, and humbly ask that all members of the Macquarie University community are granted with the capacity to wingara — to think, 学习并安全地行走在这片土地上. The University continues to develop respectful and reciprocal relationships with all Indigenous people in Australia and with other Indigenous people throughout the world.

本土战略绿皮书, released in 2015, proposed seven strategic directions for our University that support and promote Indigenous inclusion, access and participation.

跟进绿皮书的谘询过程, we released The 2016-2025年本土战略 which takes a long-term view and aligns with existing Macquarie University frameworks and strategic plans to enhance our aspiration to achieve Indigenous excellence.

The strategy provides a coherent vision for Macquarie University’s future across the major activities that lead to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success. The strategy is underpinned by Macquarie University’s commitment to Indigenous access and participation at our University.


Indigenous leadership was at the forefront of the University's commitment in 2018 with the establishment of the 副校长办公室(本地策略) within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) portfolio, and the subsequent appointment of an inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy), Dr Leanne Holt在美国,她肩负着令人兴奋和全面的使命.

Dr Holt is leading positive Indigenous higher education reform through the establishment of structures, processes and relationships across the University to provide a framework to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into all aspects of the University now and into the future.

In 2022, Macquarie University’s main campus in Macquarie Park adopted a new name – Wallumattagal Campus – to recognise the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the University is situated, 达鲁格族的瓦卢马塔加尔氏族.

The name honours Australia’s first peoples’ profound and lasting spiritual connection to country and culture, and acknowledges their contribution to sustaining our environments since time immemorial. It celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as a critical part of our national identity and history.

Macquarie aspires to be a university that integrates Aboriginal knowledge into our learning and teaching, and research. We are committed to creating opportunities for the continuation of Aboriginal knowledge and culture. The renaming of the campus builds upon mutually respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and is one of a number of significant measures undertaken under the 麦考瑞大学2016-2025年本土战略 [PDF 1253KB].


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Last updated: 12 Jan 2023