Reserved Seat holder representing Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Uncle Shane Clarke


Uncle Shane Clarke is a proud Bunurong Man. His family is originally from Balranald NSW, and he is a direct descendent of Louisa Briggs, one of the five apical ancestors of the Bunurong. Shane works as a Senior Cultural Heritage Representative with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

“I have always walked as a proud Aboriginal Man and embraced all Aboriginal people as my brothers and sisters. I have battled through a lot of hardship in my life because I was born black in my own country. I fully understand our struggles to gain some sort social justice for our Mobs.”

Shane has worked in Koorie organisations and communities from north west to south west of Victoria. He has also travelled from Queensland and New South Wales in various roles including truck driving, earth moving, youth justice, Elders groups, police liaison, community transport, yellow cabs, chub security, on country land care, dance groups and culture heritage management.

Inaugural speech