Membership Criteria

A person is eligible for membership if that person is an Aboriginal person who is:

(a) an Eastern Maar Person, defined as a member of the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner Group described in the definition below; and

(b) at least 18 years of age.


“The Eastern Maar Traditional Owner Group” 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 other names, who are Aboriginal people and who are:

  1. descendants, including by adoption, of the ancestors identified below;
  2. members of families who have an association with the former Framlingham Aboriginal Mission Station; and
  3. recognised by other members of the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner Group as members of the group.

The identified ancestors are: King of Port Fairy and Eliza, Old Jack (father of John Dawson), Charlie and Alice (parents of Albert Austin), Samuel Robinson and Mary Caramut, Lizzie (mother of Frank Clarke), Robert and Lucy (parents of Alice Dixon), Barney Minimalk and Nellie Whitburboin, Louisa (mother of William Rawlings) and Jim Crow (son of Beeac).

Download form here → EMAC Membership Application form  

Completed forms can be emailed to or posted to PO Box 546 Warrnambool VIC 3280

You will be notified once your application has been received.