Yiagilang Ngarrngatj: Seeking Knowledge
Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people are the keepers of their traditional knowledge and history. The Yiagilang Ngarrngatj Research Unit at the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Corporation is dedicated to the ongoing understanding of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung ancestors, landscapes and culture. Research is undertaken using diverse data gathering techniques including reviewing documentary materials, archives, artefacts and Wurundjeri Woiwurrung knowledge recording in recognition of the importance of cultural knowledge alongside documented histories.
The Unit, and the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Aboriginal Corporation as a whole, strives to ensure a culturally appropriate Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung history is visible to our partners and other stakeholders. Working in conjunction with the Corporations’ Cultural Heritage, Narrap, Education, Cultural Consultation and Water Units, the Research Unit is comprised of Anthropologists, Historians and Research Officers with extensive experience in cultural heritage, anthropological, genealogical, Native Title and historical research.
The Research Unit offers the following services:
• Facilitation of Cultural Values Recordings
• Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Knowledge Recording
• Cultural Values Studies
• Review of Draft Reports
• Provision of Preliminary Findings and Advice on Request
• Ethnohistorical or Anthropological Research and Review
• Genealogical Research
• Other Research Projects