NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK 2016

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Nhallingu Bagung (Come Gather) - Exhibition at Hatch, Ivanhoe

Thursday, April 21 2016 at 10am until Saturday, June 4 2016 at 5pm

An exhibition gathering together and celebrating the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture. Exhibition opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

Venue

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe
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Banyule Council
Steph Neoh - Art Curator
(03) 9457 9851
steph.neoh@banyule.vic.gov.au
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ProppaNOW: In Good Company art exhibition - Footscray

Thursday, May 5 2016 at 9:30am until Saturday, May 21 2016 at 5:00pm

Queensland’s leading Indigenous arts collective, proppaNOW, present a unique and controversial perspective of black Australia which is sometimes confronting and always thought-provoking. Set up in Brisbane in 2003, this collective gives urban-based Aboriginal artists a voice. In Good Company exhibition will present works by proppaNOW artists including Richard Bell, Vernon Ah Kee, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey, Megan Cope, Tony Albert, Laurie Nilsen, together with Maree Clarke, Paola Balla, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser. Opening Times Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 5:00pm Saturday: 10am – 4pm Sunday: Closed

Venue

Footscray Community Arts Centr
45 Moreland Street
Footscray
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Contact Information

Footscray Community Arts Centr
Unknown
(03) 9362 8888
reception@footscrayarts.com
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Hermannsburg Potters: Pmara – Country, Home, Map - Fitzroy

Thursday, May 5 2016 at 10:00am until Wednesday, May 25 2016 at 6:00pm

The Hermannsburg Potters began as an outstation training project in the late 1980s, where artists learnt to make hand-coiled pottery on the ground under a tree. While clay and ochre had been used in Aranda culture for medicinal and ceremonial purposes, there was no prior tradition of pottery – either functional or decorative. Now master ceramicists in their own right, this new body of work, Pmara – Country, Home, Map refers to the roots of their art practice, inspired by several recent visits to pre-contact sites. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 11am to 5pm or by appointment

Venue

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy

Contact Information

Alcaston Gallery
Unknown
(03) 9418 6444
art@alcastongallery.com.au
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Reconciliation Week FLASHMOB workshops - Moreland

Tuesday, May 17 2016 at 11am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 7pm

Come along to our open workshops and get involved in our Reconciliation Week FLASHMOB. Calling all Moreland residents, students, workers and visitors! You are invited to celebrate the first people of Australia, the oldest continuous culture in the world. Together, let’s raise awareness of Reconciliation Week with a dance flashmob right in the centre of Coburg. For anyone not in the know, a flashmob is a public gathering of people who appear out of nowhere to perform a dance and then disperse as quickly as they appeared. Open Workshop Two workshops (1 hour each) at Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg for anyone wanting to be involved. Dates: Tuesday 17 May from 11 am - 12 pm and Tuesday 24 May from 6 - 7 pm Date and time of the flashmob: Friday 27 May, 2 pm Location of flashmob: To be confirmed at the workshops

Venue

Coburg Town Hall,
90 Bell St,
Coburg
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Contact Information

Moreland City Council
Katrine Gabb, Arts Engagement Officer
9240 2268
kgabb@moreland.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Tuesday, May 17 2016
Katrine Gabb,
9240 2268
kgabb@moreland.vic.gov.au

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Further information Community arts projects webpage http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/events-recreation/arts-and-gallery/community-arts-projects/?id=12548

Our History Our Story Our Future Exhibition - Mt Waverley

Friday, May 20 2016 at 12pm until Sunday, May 29 2016 at 4pm

An exhibition of artworks and artefacts showcasing the Reconciliation Week Theme.

Venue

The Highway Gallery
14 The Highway
Mt Waverley

Contact Information

Monash Reconciliation Group Inc.
Felicity Smith
0412 772 711
felicityjts@gmail.com

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Everyone is welcome. A Plesant Sunday Afternoon event on Sunday May 22 at 2pm.

Seventh Annual Nara Dreaming Exhibition opening at Lockwood

Friday, May 20 2016 at 6:30pm

Aboriginal Art and Craft—Painting—Sculpture—Painting—Craft Work——Woodwork—Outdoor Furniture—Workshops — Concert—Photography Exhibition to be officially opened by Mayor of City of Greater Bendigo Cr. Rod Fyffe Entry by donation (Proceeds to New Horizons Welfare Services)

Venue

Avisford (Bill’s Shed)
1023 Calder Alternative Highway
Lockwood

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NaraDreaming
Anne Conway
0418 579 501
naradreaming@impulse.net.au
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The Nara Dreaming Exhibition

Saturday, May 21 2016 at 10.00 until Sunday, June 5 2016 at 16.00

An art exhibition with a difference held either side and during Reconciliation Week featuring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal art of many genres. We also offer Bush Tucker Morning or Afternoon Tea (no meat) and Devonshire Tea. There will be a concert on Sunday 29 May including a visit by some friendly dingoes which people can meet and greet. We have a strong focus on Reconciliation - terming ourselves "Reconciliation In Action" Entry is by donation in support of New Horizons Welfare Services (Anglican Diocese of Bendigo)

Venue

Bill's Shed
1023 Calder Alt Highway
Lockwood 3551
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The Nara Dreaming Exhibition
Anne Conway
0418579501
naradreaming@impulse.net.au
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Our opening will take place at 6.30pm on Friday 20 May 2016 with the Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo Cr. Rod Fyffe doing the formalities.

Seventh Annual Nara Dreaming Exhibition at Lockwood

Saturday, May 21 2016 at 10am until Sunday, June 5 2016 at 4pm

Aboriginal Art and Craft—Painting—Sculpture—Painting—Craft Work——Woodwork—Outdoor Furniture—Workshops — Concert—Photography Exhibition to be officially opened by Mayor of City of Greater Bendigo Cr. Rod Fyffe Entry by donation (Proceeds to New Horizons Welfare Services)

Venue

Avisford (Bill’s Shed)
1023 Calder Alternative Highway
Lockwood

Contact Information

NaraDreaming
Anne Conway
0418 579 501
naradreaming@impulse.net.au
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Close to You: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show - Koorie Heritage Trust

Saturday, May 21 2016 at 10:00am until Sunday, July 17 2016 at 5:00pm

Photos from an activist's archive An exhibition based around a selection of photographs and writings by Indigenous woman, political activist, artist and prolific photographer, Lisa Bellear. Curated by Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser and Kim Kruger. Opening times are 10am - 5pm (Saturday 21 May, 2pm - 4pm)

Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust, Level 1, Yarra Building
Federation Square
Melbourne
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Federation Square
Unknown
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Yenga! Sing! CD Launch

Tuesday, May 24 2016 at 8PM until Tuesday, May 24 2016 at 11PM

Join local Indigenous musicians in celebrating and launching their new CD Yenga! Sing! A Compilation of Indigenous Music from Melbourne. Enjoy live performances of original songs by Indigenous musicians Fred Gesha, Allyson Walker, Kent Morris, Nola Lauch and Bruva Boys and every dollar you spend at the bar goes to projects in developing countries. What a feel good night it will be! Be transported away, be touched emotionally and have a terrific start to Reconcilitation Week! MC is Peter Rotumah....Bring a friend, it will be great! Allyson Walker’s haunting and powerful lyrics describe the moment a family member was stolen, be transported to Bourke through Kent Morris’ great instrumental tracks. Fred Gesha’s chilled out feel good song about enjoying life will inspire you and Nola’s song with a country touch will get your foot tapping. The cute Bruva Boys are three brothers aged 13, 12 and 10 will make you smile with their rap about what reconciliation means to them. Tracks available on iTunes or balukarts.org.au

Venue

Shebeen Bandroom
36 Manchester Lane
Melbourne

Contact Information

Baluk Arts
Baluk Arts
0359755000
info@balukarts.org.au
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Aboriginal Language Awareness Workshop at Fitzroy Library

Tuesday, May 24 2016 at 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Back by popular demand in the lead up to Reconciliation Week, Mandy Nicholson from the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) will explain the foundations of the local Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung languages. The workshop will provide an understanding of the languages, their location and revival in the contemporary world.

Venue

Fitzroy Library
128 Moor St
Fitzroy
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Yarra Libraries
Unknown
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Kart Koodin 2

Wednesday, May 25 2016 at 11:00am until Saturday, July 2 2016 at 5:00pm

Manningham Art Gallery celebrates National Reconciliation Week with Kart Koodin 2, an exhibition of work from Baluk Arts. Baluk Arts is a not-for-profit organisation owned and run by Aboriginal artists living and working in Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and wider sourth-east Melbourne. Baluk (Boonwurrung word meaning many) artists are from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australian and the artwork they create reflects themes of identity in a contemporary context. Kart Koodin 2 will survey a selection of prints, ochre paintings and sculptural and decorative objects by a number of Baluk's artists including Dominic Brammel-White, Patrice Mahoney and Lisa Waup.

Venue

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3108
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Manningham City Council
Manningham Art Gallery
9840 9367
gallery@manningham.vic.gov.au
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Free admission Address: Manningham Art Gallery 687 Doncaster Road Doncaster VIC 3108

Knox's Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 10.30am until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11.30am

Please join us for the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags in recognition of Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. There will also be a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, followed by morning tea.

Venue

Knox Civic Centre
511 Burwood Highway
Wantirna South
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Contact Information

Knox City Council
Felicity Smith
9298 8000
felicity.smith@knox.vic.gov.au

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Launch of Indigenous Artwork for Reconciliation Week 2016 - Braybrook

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11.30am until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 1pm

Join us for the unveiling of an Indigenous artwork at the Braybrook Hub to commemorate and celebrate Reconciliation Week 2016. Includes light refreshments and BBQ following the launch.

Venue

Braybrook Hub
107-139 Churchill Avenue
Braybrook Vic 3019

Contact Information

Maribyrnong City Council
Petr Svoboda, Diversity Planner
03 9688 0452
petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

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National Sorry Day 2016 - Castlemaine

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 9am until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 10.30am

Castlemaine Secondary College will host Sorry Day with Flag and Smoking Ceremony performed by Uncle Rick Nelson. Students of the school will perform and morning tea will be served.

Venue

Castlmaine Secondary College
Blakeley Road
Castlemaine
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Contact Information

Castlemaine District Community Health
Cath Butler
0457515899
cbutler@cdch.com.au
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School students, parents and public are all welcome

Sorry Day ceremony - Altona

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 12.00 until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 13.30

Thursday 26 May 12pm to 1.30pm Hobsons Bay Civic Centre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona Boonwurrung Foundation Elder and Hobsons Bay Councillor to speak. Light refreshments and a reconciliation activity will follow the talks. All welcome.

Venue

Hobsons Bay Civic Centre
115 Civic Parade
Altona
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Hobsons Bay City Council
Arts Officer
99321000
arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

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Lunch to commemorate National Sorry Day - South Melbourne

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm

MC is Dennis Fisher, PPCfR Co-Chair. Judith Jacko Jackson will do an Acknowledgement to Country Entertainment from singer/guitarist Jayden Lillyst. Guests include City of Port Phillip Mayor and Councillors; community members; elders; PPCfR friends and members. Food and refreshments provided. All welcome. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Venue

South Melbourne Community Centre
Park Street & Ferrars Place
South Melbourne

Contact Information

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (PPCfR)
Rosemary Rule
(03) 9699 8804
rosemary.rule@gmail.com

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A Sorry Day walk along Kororoit Creek

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 9.30 am until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11.30am

A Sorry Day walk along Kororoit Creek Thursday 26th May 9.30am-11.30am (morning tea provided) Meet at the Albion Community House Eco-Living Centre, Selwyn Park, Selwyn Street, Albion at 9.30am To register contact 9429 4306

Venue

Albion Community House Eco-Living Centre
Selwyn Park, Selwyn Street
Albion

Contact Information

Brimbank City Council
Candice Feuerring
9429 4306
CandiceF@brimbank.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Friday, May 20 2016
Candice Feuerring
9429 4306
CandiceF@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Smoking Ceremony and Flag Raising - Ivanhoe

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11:00am until 12:00pm

You are invited to join us in commemorating National Sorry Day and mark the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. National Sorry Day is an important opportunity to acknowledge members of the Stolen Generations and move towards healing. A Wurundjeri Elder will conduct a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony and we will raise the Aboriginal flag over our offices. The ceremony will conclude with a morning tea held at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space. Bookings not required.

Venue

The Centre Ivanhoe
275 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe
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Banyule City Council
Unknown

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Inaugural Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 5:15pm until 7:00pm

Aboriginal history specialist Dr. Fred Cahir from Federation University at our inaugural Gnarrwirring Ngitj Lecture 'Rethinking our National Identity' Many writers and historians have sought to ‘trace and explain the national mystique’. Thus far the qualities of the Australian legend have largely been argued to be those of white male workers out in the bush. Some evidence that this notion is readily embraced by Australians is evidenced by the fact that ‘Crocodile Dundee’ remains one of the most popular films in Australian cinematic history. Using a series of little known historical case studies this lecture will depict a remarkable level of Aboriginal heroism, humour and heartache to demonstrate how Aboriginal people have played a significant role in influencing our national song lines. Tickets are free, but a seat must be booked through Eventbrite and confirmation of your booking must be presented at the Sovereign Hill front entrance on the night.

Venue

Sovereign Hill's Victoria Theatre
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat
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Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Unknown

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Sorry Day breakfast - Thornbury

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 8am-10am

Sorry Day is an important time for all Australians to reflect on past policies of forced child removal and the impact this has on our Stolen Generations, as well as the effect that these policies continue to have on the Aboriginal community to this day. Breakfast provided

Venue

Aborigines Advancement League
2 Watt St
Thornbury

Contact Information

Aborigines Advancement League
Mandy
0411 013 609
mandyw@aal.org.au

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Ozanam Community Centre: Morning Tea to celebrate "Sorry Day"

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 10:30am until Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11:30am

As part of National Reconciliation Week, Ozanam Community Centre will be holding a Morning Tea to celebrate "Sorry Day". There will also be a quiz with prizes to be won. This event is organised by volunteers from the Client Volunteer Program.

Venue

Ozanam Community Centre
268 Abbotsford St
North Melbourne

Contact Information

VincentCare, Victoria
Maria Keon
9329 6733
maria.keon@vincentcare.org.au

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Open to the public.

Sorry Day Film Screening of LINK-UP VICTORIA film

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 2.15pm

COME ALONG TO AN AFTERNOON OF POIGNANT STORYTELLING FROM THE STOLEN GENERATIONS: "Fractured - Broken Ties: Reclaimed Lives". Everyone Welcome Food and Entertainment Provided

Venue

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street and St. Georges Road
Preston

Contact Information

Link Up Victoria
Bev Murray
9480 7377 or 9480 7371
bevm@vacca.org
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9480 7377 or 9480 7371
bevm@vacca.org

Sorry Day Reflection

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11.30am until 12.30pm

Brenan Hall, Aikenhead Wing, St Vincent’s Hospital

Venue

St Vincent’s Hospital
Corner Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street
Fitzroy

Contact Information

St Vincent’s Hospital
Ann-Maree Guirguis
9231 3390

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Ann-Maree Guirguis
9231 3390
svhm.mission@svha.org.au

City of Darebin - Sorry Day Event

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 11am until 1pm

Join the City of Darebin in commemorating National Sorry Day at the Darebin Intercultural Centre There will be a music performance followed by a screening of Nobody’s Child. A light lunch is provided. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP.

Venue

Darebin Intercultural Centre
59A Roseberry Avenue
Preston

Contact Information

City of Darebin
n/a
8470 8440
intercultural@darebin.vic.gov.au

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8470 8440
intercultural@darebin.vic.gov.au

City of Whittlesea - Sorry Day Commemoration

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 10.00am until 1pm

Honouring the Stolen Generations Featuring • Welcome to Country • Guest Speakers • Reconciliation Fire Ceremony • Mended Hearts art installation by local primary schools All welcome. Light refreshments provided

Venue

The Great Hall, Council Offices
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang

Contact Information

City of Whittlesea
Marilyn
9217 2174
events@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

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Marilyn
9217 2174
events@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Sorry Day BBQ - Fitzroy

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 12 noon until 2pm

Come along and join Aboriginal Housing Victoria and Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care to acknowledge Sorry Day, celebrate Reconciliation Week and learn more about our story, the work that we do and Aboriginal history in North Fitzroy. Tram Stop 23, St Georges Road,North Fitzroy VIC 3068

Venue

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
St Georges Road
North Fitzroy

Contact Information

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
n/a

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Sorry Day Commemoration- Whitehorse

Thursday, May 26 2016 at 2pm until 3pm

The flag raising ceremony is an opportunity for people to remember and acknowledge the impacts of the Stolen Generations. The ceremony will commence with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony with a Wurundjeri Elder followed by a presentation from participants of the Bunjil Project. Afternoon tea provided.

Venue

Nangnak Garden, Whitehorse City Council
379 Whitehorse Road
Nunawading

Contact Information

Whitehorse City Council
helen papaioannou
9262 6443
helen.papaioannou@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

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Bairnsdale West Primary School Reconciliation Assembly

Friday, May 27 2016 at 9:00 am until 11:00 am

The Reconciliation Assembly at Bairnsdale West Primary School grows in stature each year as it continues to pass on stories and messages of Reconciliation involving speakers from within the school and wider East Gippsland community. The assembly is followed by a morning tea for all guests.

Venue

Bairnsdale West Primary School
Wallace Street
Bairnsdale

Contact Information

Bairnsdale West Primary School
Unknown
(03) 5152 3516

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Oral Histories of Melton Soundscape

Friday, May 27 2016 at 9.00am until Friday, June 3 2016 at 5..30pm

Part of a National award winning program, the Marla Women’s Group and Melton Historical Society have joined forces to create a series of recorded oral histories. This is reconciliation in action; interweaving traditionally opposed perspectives to create new understanding of who we were and who we are now. Celebrate our collective diversity and the resilience of Indigenous Australian culture during Reconciliation Week with a visit to the Oral Histories of Melton Soundscape.

Venue

Dhum-Djerring Meeting Room, Melton Library & Learning Hub
31 McKenzie Street
Melton
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Melton City Council
Simone Gordon
0421458891
simone@longgrassprojects.com.au
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This is a free event and the soundscape will play everyday through Reconciliation Week during the libraries opening hours. Which are as follows: Mon-Thurs 9am - 8.30pm Fri 9am - 5.30pm Sat 10am - 4pm Sun 1pm - 4pm Many thanks Simone

Reconciliation Week Opening Ceremony and Awards - Castlemaine

Friday, May 27 2016 at 10am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 12 noon

Our History, Our Story, Our Future told through the eyes of local elders. Speakers and Historic Photographic Display of Dja Dja Wurrung ancestors of Uncle Rick Nelson in the Library Foyer. Awards will be presented to local businesses, organisations and people who have supported the Aboriginal Community and Nalderun in the past will be presented. Children singing. Displays of Indigenous Plants and Foods, The Meeting Place children's Program, AN tar Reconciliation Display table. Light lunch will be served. ALL WELCOME

Venue

Phee Broadway Theatre
Mechanics Lane
Castlemaine
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Contact Information

Castlemaine District Community Health
Cath Butler
0457 515 899
cbutler@cdch.com.au
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RSVP Date: Tuesday, May 24 2016
Cath Butler
cbutler@cdch.com.au

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PUBLIC WELCOME Library Foyer Display open through to 2nd June, 2016 9am to 5pm.

Historic Photographic Display Dja Dja Wurrung

Friday, May 27 2016 at 9am until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 5pm

Nalderun Upper Loddon Events Committee will hold this display and stalls throughout the week of Reconciliation Week. A video loop of local and national indigenous documentaries and clips will be available to view all week. Local Primary Schools and Kindergartens will participate in various activities during the week including Story time in the library, Sharing the Teachings sessions will elders.

Venue

Castlemaine Library Foyer
Mechanics Lane
Castlemaine
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Castlemaine District Community Health
Cath Butler
0457515899
cbutler@cdch.com.au
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National Reconciliation Week Launch Event - Doncaster

Friday, May 27 2016 at 10:30am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 1:30pm

Join us to celebrate the Launch of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) with a special progressive event featuring ceremony, arts and bush tucker. Launch Ceremony (10.30 am – 12 noon) Join us to celebrate National Reconciliation Week and our rich Wurundjeri heritage with a special Launch Ceremony in the MC Square forecourt featuring a Wurundjeri Elder Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Didgeridoo performances, the all female Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri Dance Group and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag Raising Ceremony. Baluk Arts Floor Talk (12 noon – 12.30 pm) Please stay on to enjoy a presentation by a representative from Baluk Arts in the Manningham Art Gallery at MC Square. Baluk Arts is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Art organisation, and will present their 2016 Manningham National Reconciliation Week Exhibition entitled Kart Koodin 2, which surveys a selection of prints, ochre paintings, sculptural and decorative objects by a number of Baluk’s Aboriginal artists including Dominic Brammall-White, Patrice Mahoney and Lisa Waup. Bush Tucker Light Lunch (12.30 pm – 1.30 pm) Continue to enjoy the exhibition in Manningham Art Gallery over a light lunch of bush tucker inspired finger foods. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. For catering purposes, bookings are essential. Bookings Essential: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/national-reconciliation-week-launch-event

Venue

MC Square
687 Doncaster Road
DONCASTER
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Manningham City Council
Elissa Pachacz
9840 9246
events@manningham.vic.gov.au
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Reconciliation Week Exhibition

Friday, May 27 2016 at 8.30am until Friday, June 3 2016 at 5.30pm

A collection of artwork from Kurunjang Primary School students and local artists Heather, Dawn and Iesha from Marla Women’s Group.

Venue

CS Gallery, Caroline Springs Library
193 Caroline Springs Blvd
Caroline Springs
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Melton City Council
Simone Gordon
97477200
adminevents@melton.vic.gov.au
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please note the exhibition is open during the libraries opening hours which are as follows: Mon-Wed 8am – 8.30pm; Thurs–Fri 8am – 5.30pm; Sat 10am – 1pm; Sun 1pm – 4pm

Biggest Morning Tea with Marla Women’s Group

Friday, May 27 2016 at 11am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 2pm

Creating awareness and raising much needed funds for cancer research. This morning tea is dedicated to the memory of Aunty Rhonda. Gold coin donation.

Venue

Kirrip House
26 Exford Street,
Melton South
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Marla Women's Group
Iesha on 0413 805 626 or Heather on 0434 472 694
Iesha on 0413 805 626 or Heath
heather.hedge.gillard@gmail.com
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Launch of Bababi Djinanang Grassland in Fawkner

Friday, May 27 2016 at 10am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 11am

Join us to celebrate the National Reconciliation Week 2016. Welcome to the Wurundejri country and smoking ceremony Unveiling the interpretive signage by Mayor of the City of Moreland Native vegetation planting, storytelling and information stall Join us to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2016, officially launch Bababi Djinanang grasslands and the new interpretive signage. Bababi Djinanang means “mother’s foot” in the Wurundjeri language. This grassland forms part of an innovative system of Wurundjeri names for native grasslands along Merri Creek as making up parts of the mother’s body.

Venue

Bababi Djinanang Merri Path at end of Jukes Road, Fawkner,
Merri Path at end of Jukes Road,
Fawkner
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Contact Information

Moreland City Council
Petr Svoboda, Social Policy
9240 2467
psvoboda@moreland.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Friday, May 27 2016
Petr Svoboda, Social Policy
9240 2467
psvoboda@moreland.vic.gov.au

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Event poster http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/globalassets/key-docs/policy-strategy-plan/flyer---launch-of-bababi-djinanang-grassland---27-may-2016.pdf

Reconciliation Week in Gannawarra - Cohuna

Friday, May 27 2016 at 11.40 until Friday, May 27 2016 at 12.40

Welcome to Country Ceremony, music by Ron Murray and Sarah James, meet local Elders, story telling.

Venue

Cohuna Secondary College
6415 Murray Valley Highway
Cohuna

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Hazel Cleary
54509333
hazel.cleary@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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All Welcome

Reconciliation Week in Gannawarra - Kerang

Friday, May 27 2016 at 2.15 until Friday, May 27 2016 at 3.15

Welcome to Country Ceremony, music by Ron Murray and Sarah James, meet local Elders, story telling.

Venue

Kerang Technical High School
48 Murray Street
Kerang

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Hazel Cleary
54509333
hazel.cleary@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

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Reconciliation Week Flag Raising & Aboriginal signage Project Launch

Friday, May 27 2016 at 11.00am until Friday, May 27 2016 at 1.00pm

The City of Port Phillip will be launching its Aboriginal signage project at its annual flag raising event to open Reconciliation Week. The signage project is a collaboration with Traditional Owners at the Boon Wurrung Foundation to create a self guided walking trail around the City of Port Phillip with artwork created by the Boon Wurrung to tell the story of the traditional owners and their connection to land. The event will be opened by the Deputy Mayor with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony followed by a free lunch.

Venue

St Kilda Town Hall Lawn
99a Carlisle St
St Kilda
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City of Port Phillip
Daniel Carter
92096694
Dcarter@Portphillip.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 27 2016
Daniel Carter
92096694
Dcarter@Portphillip.vic.gov.au

Fundraising trivia night - Ringwood

Friday, May 27 2016 at 6:00pm until 10:15pm

There will be - prizes for the winning team - silent auctions - games and entertainment BYO food and drinks (includes alcohol). Tea and coffee provided throughout the night. Parking available on site. Credit card donations may be made direct via our web site. See http://www.mmigp.org.au/donations-for-a-purpose.- a receipt will be issued automatically and is tax deductible. Tickets will be sent out once payment has cleared. All donations received will go sirectly to the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Building Fund.

Admission: $20 (suggested)

Venue

Central Ringwood Community Centre
Bedford Park , Bedford Rd
Ringwood

Contact Information

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
Unknown
(03) 9725 2166
mmigp@mmigp.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Putuparri and the Rainmakers film showing - Kyneton

Friday, May 27 2016 at 7:00pm

This must-see for all-ages true story is about a Western Desert man trying to reconnect with culture “... I’m a rainmaker in the making...” Entry fee is $5 and includes a light supper/tea & coffee available in the foyer prior to the film. Doors open at 6:15pm

Admission: $5

Venue

Sacred Heart College Kyneton Theatre
84 High St
Kyneton

Contact Information

Macedon Ranges Reconciliation Group
Dennis Franklin
dennis.c.franklin@gmail.com

RSVP Details

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The Long Walk 2016

Saturday, May 28 2016 at 12pm until Saturday, May 28 2016 at 5:30pm

On Saturday May 28, join AFL and Essendon legend Michael Long and his supporters as they continue to promote the story of The Long Walk, raising awareness to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, wellbeing and life opportunities. Come together at Federation Square, Melbourne for The Long Walk We Walk Together 2016 free community celebration from 12noon. Enjoy performances by Deadly Indigenous entertainers, on stage from 2pm. Then walk together on the annual Walk to Dreamtime at the ‘G, for the Essendon versus Richmond match. Limited Dreamtime Walker Onground Packages are now on sale – visit www.thelongwalk.com.au “Together we can make a difference.”

Venue

Federation Square
Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets
Melbourne CBD
Event URL

Contact Information

The Long Walk
Danielle Kaitu
03 8340 2027
dreamtime@essendonfc.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 9 2016
Danielle Kaitu
03 8340 2027
dreamtime@essendonfc.com.au

Additional Information

Dreamtime Onground Walker Packages available for purchase until May 9 2016 Adult - $120.00 Child (11 - 17years old only) $80.00

Sovereign Hill Weekend Cultural Workshops

Saturday, May 28 2016 at 10:00 am until Sunday, May 29 2016 at 5:00 pm

Conducted by members of the Wadawurrung community, learn about traditional art and craft practices, bush medicine, and native foods at Sovereign Hill. Stay tuned for more information by visiting our website: http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/visit/reconciliation-week/

Venue

Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

The Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Unknown
03 5337 1188
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Frank Yamma concert - Montrose

Saturday, May 28 2016 at 8:00 pm until 10:00pm

An absorbing and immensely moving listening experience featuring one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters. Celebrate National Reconciliation Week with this Deadly Award winner and deeply respected songwriter from the Central Desert.

Admission: 22.00 | Concession:

Venue

Montrose Town Centre
975 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Montrose

Contact Information

Yarra Ranges Council
Malcolm Russell
(03) 9761 9133

RSVP Details

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Aboriginal Cultural Walk in Heidelberg

Saturday, May 28 2016 at 1:00pm

Join us for a one hour guided tour with Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter. Wear sturdy walk shoes and be prepared for the weather on the day. Meet at the Darebin Street entrance to Heidelberg Park in Heidelberg. See the map in the brochure about this walk.

Venue

Heidelberg Park
Darebin Street entrance
Heidelberg
Event URL

Contact Information

Banyule City Council
Unknown

RSVP Details

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A preview presentation of "Invisible People" - Sovereign Hill

Saturday, May 28 2016 at 6:30pm until 8:30pm

See Sovereign Hill’s new play about the impact of colonisation and the gold rushes on the Aboriginal People of Victoria. Invisible People is a piece of verbatim, documentary theatre, based primarily on the 1858-9 Victorian Select Committee Inquiry and Report into “The present condition of the Aborigines of the Colony, and the best means of alleviating their absolute wants”. In 1858, the colonial government instigated an inquiry into the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal People. They spoke to witnesses, including two former Aboriginal protectors, three missionaries, a magistrate, and a squatter, and also called for written submissions from prominent colonists across Victoria – but they did not consult a single Aboriginal person. Find out what this meant for Victorian Aboriginal People and the colonisers themselves. While this is a free community event, tickets must be ordered through Eventbrite and produced at the gate.

Venue

Sovereign Hill's Victoria Theatre
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Unknown

RSVP Details

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Reconciliation in the Park - Geelong

Sunday, May 29 2016 at 10.00am until Sunday, May 29 2016 at 3.00pm

In it's seventh year, Reconciliation in the Park is a partnership between Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op and Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group. A free and welcoming day which is about interactive enjoyment of art, culture, education and music provided by the local Aboriginal community. Come and listen, learn and build relationships as part of acting on reconciliation together in Greater Geelong. Situated across the road from Geelong railway station, beside the new Geelong Library, with access to Geelong Gallery to see the Reconciliation Week schools art project.

Venue

Johnstone Park
Railway Terrace,
Geelong, Vic

Contact Information

Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group
Vicky Grosser
0402932207
geelongonefire@gmail.com
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Reconciliation Indigenous Cultural Celebration: Restoring indigenous cultural practices in Bunjil Reserve

Sunday, May 29 2016 at 10am until Sunday, May 29 2016 at 2pm

Join the celebration of indigenous culture and the restoration of traditional land management practices through an ongoing project cultivating indigenous food, fibre and medicine plants for a cultural education site at Bunjil Reserve. • Welcome and smoking ceremony - Uncle Bill Nicholson • Djirri Djirri Wurundjeri dance troupe - Mandy Nicholson • Sorry Song - Robbie Grieg • Weaving Bunjil's Nest - Brooke Wandin • Murnong Daisy Planting - Uncle Dave Wandin

Venue

Bunjil Reserve
Bishops Rd
Panton Hill
Event URL

Contact Information

Nillumbik Shire Council
Brad Tadday
94333203
brad.tadday@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Wednesday, May 25 2016
Enviro Events Admin
94333316

Additional Information

Entrance of Bunjil Reserve follow signs from car park at Firefighters Memorial Park, Panton Hill (Melway 263 K9) Free with wild food tasting Registrations: www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/enviroevents or 9433 3316 Call contact for accessibility concerns

Glen Eira National Reconciliation Week event

Sunday, May 29 2016 at 12pm until Sunday, May 29 2016 at 3pm

Join us to celebrate National Reconciliation Week at Mallanbool Reserve in Murrumbeena. The celebrate will include: * Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony * Indigenous dance workshop * Bush tucker barbeque; and * Guided tours of natural flora and fauna with cultural and historical insights

Venue

Mallanbool Reserve
Cnr Leila and Murrumbeena Roads
Murrumbeena
Event URL

Contact Information

Glen Eira City Council
Sally Stewart
9524 3333
arts@gleneira.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:

Additional Information

Everyone is welcome.

Guided Tour of the Pern Collection at the Gold Museum - Ballarat

Sunday, May 29 2016 at 11:00am

In the 19th century, many European gentlemen collected artefacts from other cultures. Dr Sidney Pern was particularly interested in the cultures of Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Pacific Islander peoples. His fascinating collection was donated to the City of Ballarat in 1940 and is currently cared for by the Gold Museum. This collection is usually closed to the public, however on Sunday 29th May, you have the opportunity to see some of the most curious artefacts collected by Dr Pern, and hear from our collection manager about our ongoing efforts to engage with traditional owners to better understand individual items.

Venue

Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat
Event URL

Contact Information

Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Unknown

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:

Additional Information

Ticketing information: If you purchase a Sovereign Hill or Gold Museum ticket on the day, participation in the tour is included in the price. However you still need to reserve your place by booking a free ticket through Eventbrite and presenting it at The Gold Museum entrance. For those coming to The Gold Museum soley to participate in this tour, tickets must be purchased for $10 through Eventbrite and presented at The Gold Museum entrance.

Narmbool Walk - Ballarat

Sunday, May 29 2016 at 1:00pm until 2:00pm

Come for a guided tour of our historic pastoral property Narmbool, situated just 30mins from Ballarat, to learn about some exciting new archaeological finds which deepen our understanding of Wadawurrung land use, cultural practices and economy. Learn about the pre-contact history of this beautiful part of Victoria during a 2-3kms walk past landscape features and bush foods and medicines used by the Wadawurrung People for thousands of years. Please bring shoes suitable for bushwalking, and a water-proof jacket in case of wet weather. Tickets are $15 for adults (children aged 15 and under are free), and a place on the tour must be booked through Eventbrite. Confirmation of your booking must be presented at the Narmbool car park.

Admission: $15 | Concession:

Venue

Narmbool historical homestead
https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Narmbool+Gardens+%26+Historic+Homestead/@-37.7979104,144.9336545
near Elaine
Event URL

Contact Information

Sovereign Hill Museums Association
Unknown

RSVP Details

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Faith, Hope and Reconciliation Forum - Sunshine

Monday, May 30 2016 at 10.30am until Monday, May 30 2016 at 12.30pm

The Brimbank Maribyrnong Interfaith Network presents Faith, Hope and Reconciliation Forum as part of Reconciliation Week 2016. This event will explore the role that faith communities can play in the process of reconciliation. Uncle Bill from the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council will start the event with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Pastor Tony Riches from the Melbourne Indigenous Church and Tony Le-Nguyen from the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple will share their perspectives on how their faith communities have contributed to the joint process of healing and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This will be followed by a round table discussion looking at the ways that faith communities can contribute in terms of healing, reconciliation and recognition. A light lunch of indigenous foods will be served.

Venue

The Salvation Army Hall
42 Devonshire Road
Sunshine
Event URL

Contact Information

Maribyrnong Ctiy Council
Petr Svoboda, Diversity Planner
03 9688 0452
petr.svoboda@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 30 2016
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/faith-hope-and-reconciliation-forum-tickets-25040737520?aff=mcivte
03 9688 0452

Bruce Pascoe at Williamstown Library

Monday, May 30 2016 at 6.30pm until Monday, May 30 2016 at 8.00pm

Join indigenous author Bruce Pascoe for a compelling Reconciliation Week event. Bruce's talk, based on his award winning book Dark Emu: black seeds, agriculture or accident? uncovers evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required. Bruce is a person who writes about the past to suggest solutions for the future. Dark Emu was short listed for the 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing. Bookings via the Hobsons Bay Libraries website

Venue

Williamstown Library
104 Ferguson Street
Williamstown
Event URL

Contact Information

Hobsons Bay Libraries
Rosemary Clark
1300 462 542
libraryevents@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 30 2016
libraryevents@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

Reconciliation Week in Gannawarra - Kerang

Monday, May 30 2016 at 10.00 until Monday, May 30 2016 at 11.30

Walk and Talk - Walk from Patchell Plaza at 10am to the Sir John Gorton Library to arrive by 10.30am. On arrival a Welcome to Country Ceremony, presentation and story time. A light morning tea will be served. All Welcome

Venue

Kerang Technical High School
48 Murray Street
Kerang

Contact Information

Gannawarra Shire Council
Hazel Cleary
54509333
hazel.cleary@gannawarra.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:

Additional Information

All Welcome

Aboriginal Cultural Walk in Heidelberg

Monday, May 30 2016 at 11:00am

Join us for a one hour guided tour with Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter. Wear sturdy walk shoes and be prepared for the weather on the day. Meet at the Darebin Street entrance to Heidelberg Park in Heidelberg. See the map in the brochure about this walk.

Venue

Heidelberg Park
Darebin Street entrance
Heidelberg
Event URL

Contact Information

Banyule City Council
Unknown

RSVP Details

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'Walkin Country, Walkin Birrarung' Tours

Monday, May 30 2016 at 11am until Saturday, June 4 2016 at 1pm

This leisurely two hour cultural walk begins at the small, but very significant site of Enterprize Park on Southbank, part of the ancestral lands of the Kulin people which we today call Melbourne. This engaging journey peels away the layers of time and the dramatic irrevocable changes of both people and place. It evokes the memories of a vibrant natural and cultural landscape. A memory that now lies beneath our urban existence of today. Bookings essential

Venue

Enterprize Park
469-503 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

City of Melbourne
n/a
0421 323 656
ATAEM@optusnet.com.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:
0421 323 656
ATAEM@optusnet.com.au

Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance Service to honour Indigenous Service Personnel

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 11am until 11.30

In the spirit of reconciliation, The Hon Natalie Hutchins MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Committee cordially invite you to attend the 11th annual Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service at the Shrine of Remembrance The Service will be followed by a short program show-casing the WW1 Research Project at 12.30pm. A light lunch will follow. You are welcome to lay a wreath or a poppy at the conclusion of the service

Venue

Shrine of Remembrance
St Kilda Rd
Melbourne
Event URL

Contact Information

Shrine of Remembrance
n/a
9208 3261
reception@shrine.org.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Thursday, May 26 2016
Marie Hapke
9208 3261
marie.hapke@dpc.vic.gov.au

Additional Information

The Shrine of Remembrance is located on St Kilda Road, 1.3km from Flinders Street Railway Station. It can be reached by a pleasant 10 minute walk or by any St Kilda road south bound tram except Number 1. Disembark at tram stop 18, 19 or Domain Road intersection.

Bouverie Centre Reconciliation Week BBQ

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 12 noon until Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 1.30pm

The Bouverie Centre Reconciliation BBQ is held annually at the Bouverie Centre, to honour Reconciliation Week and to demonstrate our commitment to working with the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Everyone is invited to participate, learn more about Bouverie, our programs including the Indigenous program, meet people and share food and stories.

Venue

The Bouverie Centre
8 Gardiner Street
Brunswick

Contact Information

The Bouverie Centre
Esmai Manahan
9385 5100
e.manahan@latrobe.edu.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Monday, May 30 2016
Esmai Manahan
9385 5199
e.manahan@latrobe.edu.au

Preschool Storytime - Bairnsdale

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 11.00am until Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 11.45am

Children aged 2 - 5 and their carers are invited along a special Reconciliation Week themed Storytime at the Bairnsdale Library. Participants will listen to stories, sing songs and complete a craft activity. No bookings required.

Venue

Bairnsdale Library
22 Service Street
Bairnsdale

Contact Information

East Gippsland Shire Library
Jane Wembridge
0351524225
janew@egipps.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

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Dreamtime Storytime - Bulleen Library Session

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 11:00am until Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 11:45am

Enjoy Indigenous Dreamtime stories, songs, artefacts and craft activities with an Indigenous cultural presenter at the Bulleen Library. This event is part Manningham City Council's National Reconciliation Week activities. Suitable for pre-school children aged 3 - 5 years old. No bookings required

Venue

Bulleen Library, Bulleen Plaza
79 - 109 Manningham Road
Bulleen 3105
Event URL

Contact Information

Manningham City Council
Elissa Pachacz
9840 9246
events@manningham.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Victorian Aboriginal Language revival workshop - Sunshine

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 12.30pm until Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 2 pm

Victorian Aboriginal Language revival workshop facilitated by Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages Tuesday 31 May 12.30pm - 2pm Visy Cares Hub 80b Harvester Road Sunshine Bookings essential, email Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Venue

Visy Cares Hub
80b Harvester Road
Sunshine

Contact Information

Brimbank City Council
Candice Feuerring
03 9249 4305
Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 27 2016
Candice Feuerring
03 9249 4305
Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Movie Event - Putuparri and the Rainmaker - Ivanhoe

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 6:30pm until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 8:00pm

Putuparri and the Rainmakers is a universal story about the sacred relationship between people and place. It takes audiences on a rare and emotional journey to meet the traditional rainmakers of Australia's Great Sandy Desert who have fought a twenty-year battle to win back their traditional homeland. The film spans ten transformative years in the life of Tom 'Putuparri' Lawford as he navigates the deep chasm between his Western upbringing and his growing determination to fight for his family's homeland. A trip back to his grandparent's 'country' in the desert begins the process of cultural awakening. Putuparri is shocked to learn that the dreamtime myths are not just stories, that there is a country called Kurtal and a snake spirit that is the subject of an elaborate rainmaking ritual.

Venue

Hatch
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe
Event URL

Contact Information

Banyule City Council
Terry Makin
tdmakin@bigpond.net.au

RSVP Details

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Additional Information

Presented by Reconciliation Banyule, Terry Makin

Victorian Aboriginal language revival workshop - St Albans

Tuesday, May 31 2016 at 12:30pm until 2:00pm

Facilitated by Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages Bookings essential - email Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Venue

Visy Cares Hub
80b Harvester Road
Sunshine

Contact Information

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages
Unknown
Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

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Dreamtime Storytime - Doncaster Library Session

Wednesday, June 1 2016 at 11:00am until Wednesday, June 1 2016 at 11:45am

Enjoy Indigenous Dreamtime stories, songs, artefacts and craft activities with an Indigenous cultural presenter at the Doncaster Library. This event is part Manningham City Council's National Reconciliation Week activities. Suitable for pre-school children aged 3 - 5 years old. No bookings required

Venue

Doncaster Library, MC Square
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster
Event URL

Contact Information

Manningham City Council
Elissa Pachacz
9840 9246
events@manningham.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Complexity of Aboriginal agriculture - University of Melbourne

Wednesday, June 1 2016 at 1:00pm-2:00pm

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research seeks to provide staff and students with education opportunities to develop their awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture as part of our commitment to reconciliation. In this seminar, Bruce presents his work on Australia’s First Peoples, and how they maintained their culture over millennia. From journals and records of early explorers and surveyors, Bruce finds descriptions of Aboriginal people engineering sophisticated dwellings and irrigation systems. Cultivation of vast areas of land for yam fields, as well as harvesting, storing and milling gain is also recognised. Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist. He is of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage. Bookings not required.

Venue

Davis Auditorium, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1g Royal Parade
Parkville
Event URL

Contact Information

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Unknown
(03) 9345 2555
reception@wehi.edu.au

RSVP Details

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“Women’s Talk” Guide Launch - Collingwood

Wednesday, June 1 2016 at 10am-12pm

Weenthunga is launching the Women’s Talk Guide at VACCHO on 1 June 2016 and we invite you to join us. “Young Women Choosing Health” is a short DVD aimed to engage discussion around health careers for Middle and Senior Secondary (Years 9 to 12) First Australian female students. The Guide will ideally be used by Career teachers who are advising and supporting First Australian students with career choices and relevant subject selections as they pertain to the broader health To register: https://www.trybooking.com/LLNR

Venue

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
17-23 Sackville Street
Collingwood
Event URL

Contact Information

Weenthunga Health Network
Sarah Stoller
0487 341 117
sarah@weenthunga.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

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Swinburne University Inaugural Reconciliation Lecture

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 6.00PM until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 8.00PM

Presented by Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, University of South Australia. 'Without Education Aboriginal Peoples will always be second-class citizens: What strategies and lessons for reform are offered by the Treaty debate and Constitutional Recognition?'

Venue

Swinburne University, Lecture Theatre AMDC301
453 Burwood Road
Hawthorn
Event URL

Contact Information

Swinburne University of Technology
Amy Uhlhorn
92143820
auhlhorn@swin.edu.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:

Additional Information

To register for this event please go to this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/swinburne-university-inaugural-reconciliation-lecture-tickets-24447856196

Mural Launch - Castlemaine

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 2.00pm until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 2.30pm

Daikota Nelson will launch the Mural which she has worked on over the last few months. She has been supported in this work by Commonwealth Bank, Mount Alexander Shire Council and Nalderun IAS program at Castlemaine District Community Health and many others.

Venue

The Forge
341 Barkers Road
Castlemaine
Event URL

Contact Information

Castlemaine District Community Health
Kath Coff
0432656007
ckoff@cdch.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Wednesday, June 1 2016
Kath Coff
0432656007
kcoff@cdch.com.au

Additional Information

PUBLIC ALL WELCOME

Black Screen Indigenous films - Altona

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 18.30 until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 20.30

Thursday 2 June Arrival 6.30pm for 7pm screening Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade, Altona Bookings: Free event, please RSVP to arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au Enjoy contemporary Indigenous Australian films and documentaries promoting cultural awareness and Indigenous screen culture by renowned filmmakers such as Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell and Darlene Johnston. Films include: Ralph (G) 10mins Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun (PG) 11mins Captain of the Team (G) 6mins Wadu Matyidi (G) 9mins And feature film The Redfern Story (PG) 57mins

Venue

Altona Theatre
115 Civic Parade
Altona
Event URL

Contact Information

Hobsons Bay City Council
Arts Officer
99321000
arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

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Reconciliation Morning Tea - Swinburne University

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 10.00am until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 11.30am

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. We will be celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through our Reconciliation Morning Tea and our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the launch of Swinburne’s Aboriginal Employment Strategy.

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology
Wakefield Street
Hawthorn

Contact Information

Swinburne University
Lea Jones
0420 354 251
ljjones@swin.edu.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 27 2016
Tracey Wright
9210 1221
twright@swin.edu.au

Victorian Aboriginal Language revival workshop - St Albans

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 6 pm until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 7.30 pm

Victorian Aboriginal Language revival workshop facilitated by Victorian Aboriginal Corporation of Languages Thursday 2 June 6pm - 7.30pm St Albans Library, 71a Alfrieda Street, St Albans Bookings essential, email Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Venue

St Albans Library
71a Alfrieda Street
St Albans

Contact Information

Brimbank City Council
Candice Feuerring
03 9249 4305
Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Friday, May 27 2016
Candice Feuerring
03 9249 4305
Cpevents@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Mural and Ceremonial Circle Showcase - Melton

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 10am until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 11am

Join the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden and the Melton Aboriginal Men’s Group as they showcase their mural and ceremonial circle. These projects connect Aboriginal culture, history and community through artwork, indigenous plantings and the creation of a ceremonial circle. Come along, learn more from the participating groups, join in for a demonstration and enjoy morning tea in the garden.

Venue

Melton Botanic Gardens
car park Lakewood Boulevard
Melton
Event URL

Contact Information

Melton City Council
Simone Gordon
97477200
adminevents@melton.vic.gov.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date: Tuesday, May 31 2016
Simone Gordon
97477200
adminevents@melton.vic.gov.au

Film Night: The Tall Man - Doncaster East

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 7:00pm until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 9:00pm

The Tall Man: Life in paradise. Death in custody. This is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty-five minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. This is the story of that policeman, the tall enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. The Tall Man is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing and a haunting moral puzzle that no viewer will forget. Screening time 78 minutes Bookings required: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/nrw After the film screening there will be time for group reflection and discussion lead by Manningham Reconciliation, during which time supper will be served.

Venue

The Pines U3A Centre
1/520 Blackburn Road
Doncaster East VIC 3109

Contact Information

Manningham Reconciliation
Bridget Halge, President
9812 0588
halgeb@optusnet.com.au
Contact URL

RSVP Details

RSVP Date:

Additional Information

For more information contact Bridget Halge, President, Manningham Reconciliation Email: halgeb@optusnet.com.au Tel: 9812 0588

Film screening & community conversation on relaunching a Darebin-based Reconciliation Action Group

Thursday, June 2 2016 at 3pm & 6pm until Thursday, June 2 2016 at 4.30pm & 7.30pm

Darebin Council will acknowledge and celebrate Reconciliation Week 2016 with the film screening of "This is How You'll Make Your Bed In Prison" from the archives of the Human Rights Film Festival. It's the story of Vickie Lee Roach an Aboriginal woman in an Australian prison who challenged the Federal government to gain the right to vote - and won. Following will be a community discussion facilitated by RecVic to talk about reconciliation action groups and the potential to relaunch the Darebin RAG. Two repeat sessions will run - afternoon (3pm start) and evening (6pm start)

Venue

Darebin Intercultural Centre
56a Roseberry St
Preston

Contact Information

Darebin Council
Stuart MacFarlane
8470 8888

RSVP Details

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Guided Walking Tour - Melton Botanic Gardens

Friday, June 3 2016 at 10am until Friday, June 3 2016 at 11.30am

During Reconciliation Week take a guided walking tour through the Melton Botanic Garden to see indigenous plants local to the Melton region and other Aboriginal use plants. The walk is just over one hour followed by morning tea. Highlights are the remnant vegetation, Ryans Creek and Lake indigenous plantings, Koori Student Garden, and the Victorian Volcanic Plains Aboriginal Plant Usage Garden. A joint partnership with Melton City Council and the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden.

Venue

Melton Botanic Gardens
Depot, Cnr Tullidge St & Williams St
Melton
Event URL

Contact Information

Friends of the Melton Botanic Gardens
John Bently
9747 3819
friends@fmbg.org.au
Contact URL

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RSVP Date: Thursday, June 2 2016
John Bentley
9747 3819
friends@fmbg.org.au

Prayer Service to celebrate Aboriginal Spirituality - Beaumaris

Friday, June 3 2016 at 7:30 pm until Friday, June 3 2016 at 9pm

We will have a prayer service which will include watching Vicki Walker's short DVD "Knowing Home" in which she explores Aboriginal Spirituality. We will think about our own sense of spirituality and connection to the place we call home in Australia, and pray for our first peoples who taught us to live in, with and through the Spirit of this land. We will pray for all Aboriginal people and all Australians, that we may be one.

Venue

Stella Maris Catholic Church
Charlotte Road
Beaumaris

Contact Information

TRACS (towards reconciliation with Aboriginal people within a Christian Spirituality
Patricia
95892271
parishoffice@stmstj.com

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The event is free and any donation given will go to the "Opening The Doors Foundation" which helps Aboriginal children access equity in education

Cultural Training Seminar - Indigenous Policy and Partnerships

Friday, June 3 2016 at 9:00am until Friday, June 3 2016 at 12:30pm

This engaging training seminar presented by Karen Milward from the Koorie Heritage Trust is designed for community organisations, businesses and government agencies, who wish to expand their cultural awareness into effective policy, planning, engagement and service delivery frameworks. The seminar aims to: • Improve knowledge of past and current government decisions that have had an impact on the lives of Aboriginal people and their situation today • Build a deeper understanding of the principles of consultation, engagement and partnership development with the Aboriginal community and agencies • Explore current government policies and strategies that aim to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal people • Gain insight into how these policies and strategies can be more effectively translated within local planning, policies and service delivery to achieve real outcomes for the Aboriginal community Bookings are essential - limited places available.

Venue

Currawong Bush Park Conference Centre
277 Reynolds Road
Doncaster VIC 3109
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Manningham City Council
Manningham Cultural Services
9840 9246
events@manningham.vic.gov.au
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A light lunch will be served from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. Currawong Bush Park is a site of Wurundjeri cultural heritage significance and a Wurundjeri Elder will be presenting a Welcome to Country at the commencement of the session. Manningham Reconciliation will be presenting local Wurundjeri history displays during the seminar.

Australian Reconciliation Week at Robinson Reserve - Coburg

Friday, June 3 2016 at 11:00 until Friday, June 3 2016 at 13:00

Come and join us for a snack, enjoy some short films and get to know more about our history.

Venue

Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
104a Reynard St
Coburg

Contact Information

Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House
Gloria Hernandez
glohzv@gmail.com

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Mabo Day Community Event

Friday, June 3 2016 at 4pm until Friday, June 3 2016 at 7pm

The City of Port Phillip will be holding a Torres Strait musical event to celebrate Mabo Day at the Betty Day community Centre, St Kilda. Featuring performances by Kiwat Kennell, Drew Namok and Torres Strait Islander dancers. Family friendly free event including dinner. Alcohol free.

Venue

Betty Day Community Centre
67 Argyle St
St Kilda VIC 3182
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City of Port Phillip
Daniel Carter
99209 6694
Dcarter@portphillip.vic.gov.au
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A Wadawurrung Corroboree - Ballarat

Friday, June 3 2016 at 5:15pm-7:00pm

A special performance of traditional Wadawurrung dance and song will be performed by firelight at Sovereign Hill on Friday 3rd June. Gates will open at 5.15pm. Food with a bush twist will be available for purchase, and while there are seats available, attendees are advised to bring a picnic blanket. This event is not to be missed! While this is a free community event, tickets must be ordered through Eventbrite and produced at the gate.

Venue

Sovereign Hill's Post Office Lake
Bradshaw Street
Ballarat

Contact Information

Sovereign Hill Museums Association
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Community HART Awards - Presentation Ceremony

Friday, June 3 2016 at 1pm until 3pm

This year's Community HART Awards will be presented on Mabo Day, Friday 3 June, at the Koorie Heritage Trust. Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Local Governance Association and Bank Australia, presents the Community HART Awards recognising Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes. The winners will be announced by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins, and entertainment will be provided by Geelong's Deadly Dancers.

Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust
Federation Square
Melbourne
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Reconciliation Victoria and VLGA
Jason
9349 7999
vlga@vlga.org.au
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Merri Creek/Yarra River Indigenous History Walk

Sunday, June 5 2016 at 1.30pm until 4pm

To celebrate and acknowledge National Reconciliation Week, Railway House and St. Michaels Anglican Church have organised an Indigenous History Walk along the Merri Creek/Yarra River. We will walk for approximately three kilometres and while the walk is relatively easy, people do need moderate fitness. The walk will proceed in all weathers and walkers need to dress for the day. Our guide for this walk is Meyer Eidelson (www.melbournewalks.com). Meyer has written over fourteen books and published a number of others as the publishing coordinator of the St Kilda Historical Society. He is the founder of Melbourne Walks, which uses the performative and engaging format of a walking tour to impart social, cultural and historical knowledge. Numbers are limited, please RSVP

Venue

Dight Falls Park
junction of Merri Creek and the Yarra River
Collingwood

Contact Information

Reconciliation Victoria
Alison Beck
0400311089
admin@railwayneighbourhoodhouse.org.au

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Alison Beck
0400311089
admin@railwayneighbourhoodhouse.org.au

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Location: Meet at Dight Falls Park which is the junction of Merri Creek and the Yarra River. This is below the car park on Trenerry Crescent.

Aboriginal Languages Talk - Ivanhoe

Monday, June 6 2016 at 7:00pm

Ivanhoe Library, 7pm 6 June.

Venue

Ivanhoe Library
Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe

Contact Information

Banyule City Council
Council Customer Service
(03) 9490 4222

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From Racism Towards Cultural Pride and Safety

Thursday, June 9 2016 at 10.00am until Thursday, June 9 2016 at 1.00pm

Yarra Ranges Reconciliation event June 9 at the Memo in Healesville. The theme this year is ‘From Racism to towards Cultural Pride and Safety’. The event featuring speakers Professor Kerry Arabena, Richard Frankland and Anne Barton. Kerry will provide us with insights into Cultural Pride and the importance strength-based and cultural approaches to improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing. Richard will discuss the concept of Cultural Safety as a model for a respectful society free of racism and Anne will provide insights into the hidden impact of ‘white privilege’ constructed by her great grand father Edmund Barton, our first Prime Minister. Yarra Ranges Council will also be launching a research paper exploring the link between culture and wellbeing in an urban setting. The research shows the authenticity of urban Aboriginal identity, the authenticity of urban cultural connections and to Country.

Venue

The Memo
235 Maroondah Hwy
Healesville

Contact Information

Yarra ranges Council, HICSA and Inspiro
Garry Detez
92946462
g.detez@yarraranges.vic.gov.au

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RSVP Date: Thursday, May 26 2016
Garry Detez
92946462
g.detez@yarraranges.vic.gov.au