The donation in the early 1980s of a grinding stone to the Koorie Heritage Trust prompted the idea of creating a Keeping Place to preserve, protect and promote the Koorie cultural heritage of Victoria.

At the heart of the Trust is our collection of artworks and objects, photography, oral history recordings and reference library. Our collection is unique because we focus solely on representing the Koorie Aboriginal culture of South-Eastern Australia.

We protect and preserve our collection for future generations through museum-standard storage, documentation and conservation practices. We also use the collection to promote Koorie Aboriginal culture through an active exhibition program.