Being Deadly & Proud

Deadly & Proud is a platform to share stories of Aboriginal cultures from all over Victoria. There are stories of the ingenuity of ancient civilisations, incredible resilience and stories of thriving Aboriginal communities.

These stories are Victoria’s stories, of our shared history and rich cultures. All Victorians can - and should - be proud of these stories.

Explore stories of pride here.

The Artists & Artwork

Aboriginal artists Lyn-Al Young and Robert Young were commissioned to create an artwork for Deadly & Proud. As you navigate the storytellers featured on this website, you’ll interact with the map they painted. Click on any story of pride and you’ll also see that storyteller’s country represented on the section of artwork behind them. View this video for more on the making of the artwork.


This toolkit provides key assets to show your support for Deadly & Proud and help advocate for treaty, and truth and justice. We encourage you to share the stories from the Deadly & Proud website, and the campaign material with your networks.

Download campaign material