Caroline Martin

Boonwurrung Custodian
Managing Director - Yalukit Marnang

Caroline Martin
Caroline Martin

is a direct descendant of the Briggs family and Custodian of Boonwurrung Country; her Ancestral lands extend from the Werribee River inland Melbourne, as far as Dights Falls, Port Phillip and Westernport Bays and along the Mornington Peninsula coast to Wilson's Promontory.

Caroline is an experienced Senior Manager and Senior Policy Adviser in a broad range of environments including Arts and Culture, Tourism, Early Childhood, Education, Employment and the Victorian Public Sector. Caroline has also held many committee membership and executive roles on a vast variety of Boards of Management for over 30 years.

Caroline’s most recent achievement was managing Koorie community engagement and involvement in the development of the First Peoples exhibition, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum which opened in September 2013. First Peoples has won national and international awards and is viewed as best practice in community engagement.

In December 2015, Caroline resigned from her position of 12 years, Manager Bunjilaka at Melbourne Museum, to create her own cultural strengthening and consultancy business, Yalukit Marnang.

Yalukit Marnang is a First Peoples owned and operated business, passionate about developing and delivering programs that aim to strengthen cultural competencies and professional capabilities. Caroline’s core values of inclusiveness, cultural safety and respect underpin every aspect of her work.

With over 30 years experience working in her community and in the public sector, Caroline has consolidated all of her varied experiences to create programs that enable everyone to work together to understand and engage in Our Shared History; with the ultimate goal of ensuring better health and wellbeing outcomes for the First Peoples of this Country.

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