HELPING BRIDGE CULTURES IN MELBOURNE
Currently, refugees, international students and immigrants travelling to Australia have experienced a disjoint in cultures upon arrival. As a result, many of these individuals feel unsettled upon arrival, taking months to set up a decent life for themselves whilst juggling the challenges of full-time work in a new country.
The Setu Project aims to bridge the gap between Australians and International arrivals by providing them with an opportunity to share their story and culture through food. This involves videos, online material and cookbooks that assist in bringing a sense of community between cultures. Through this interaction, participants are able to connect to a diverse range of cultures settled in Australia gaining a wealth of knowledge whilst sharing their story, further educating society about the respect new Australians deserve.
We extend our acknowledgment to the forebears, seniors, and kin of the Kulin Nation (for our Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (for our Sydney campus), and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (for our Brisbane campus). These groups are the original custodians of the University's lands. While we contribute our individual knowledge and customs within the University, it is important to honor the profound wisdom enshrined within the Aboriginal community and affirm their custodianship of the land.
We respect that the ground upon which we gather, learn, and exchange wisdom is steeped in long-standing ceremonies of revelry, initiation, and rejuvenation. The customary practices and vibrant culture of the Traditional Owners hold a distinctive place in the life of this area.