This site aims to bring together a range of resources that document places in Melbourne's Western region that are of significance to Aboriginal people. Many key Aboriginal activists of the 20th century either lived in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, worked or met there. There were people who fought for Aboriginal rights, people who made a political difference at the time of the 1967 referendum, people who fought for the rights of Aboriginal children and who created political or social entities that persist today.
Other notable Aboriginal leaders contributed to music, teaching and sport. The Aboriginal communities around Footscray of the 1930s and later created a network of support so that others could move to the city where employment - and extended family networks - could be found. Today, those family networks and the legacies of early political work can still be seen in such institutions as the Aboriginal Advancement League, the Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency, the Margaret Tucker hostel and the William Cooper Justice Centre.