Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAP) Appointed Boundaries

This data set contains polygon boundaries for Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) that have been recognised under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) "as the primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage". These boundaries have been determined by Aboriginal communities and registered by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC). Initial verbal descriptions and/or hand drawn maps were provided by Aboriginal communities of their RAP boundaries and then digitised by OAAV GIS staff using ArcGIS Desktop. The digitised boundaries were approved by the RAP applicant and the VAHC prior to the RAP applicant being appointed. The descriptions and/or maps provided by the Aboriginal communities were also transcribed by OAAV GIS staff and a written boundary description produced.

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Published (Metadata Record) 26/09/2023
Last updated 18/01/2024
Organisation Department of Premier and Cabinet
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
Full metadata URL https://metashare.maps.vic.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/api/records/4d9e1d3c-bca1-597b-803d-5f11e8e02332/formatters/sdm-html?root=html&output=html