“Eastern Maar” is a name adopted by the people who identify as Maar, Eastern Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung, Peek Whurrong, Kirrae Whurrung, Kuurn Kopan Noot and/or Yarro waetch (Tooram Tribe) amongst others, who are Aboriginal people and who are:
• descendants, including by adoption, of the identified ancestors;
• who are members of families who have an association with the former Framlingham Aboriginal Mission Station; and
• who are recognised by other members of the Eastern Maar People as members of the group.
Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC) is the professional organisation that represents the Eastern Maar People of South West Victoria and manages their Native Title rights and Interests. EMAC has a board of directors of Traditional Owners and is a registered organisation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 .
Each of the 12 identified Eastern Maar family groups has a position the board and currently 9 of those positions are filled. Directors have two year terms.
Current Directors are;
Jidah Clark (Chairperson), Thomas Clarke (Deputy Chairperson), Jamie Lowe, Allan Miller, Janice Austin, Graeme Harradine, Roslyn Britton, Trevor Edwards and Roslyn Howden