This year during National Reconciliation Week, Melton City Council invites all residents to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.

“Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered.

This National Reconciliation Week learn more about the Australian story.

The theme for Reconciliation Week in 2018 encourages people to explore their past, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures and develop a deeper understanding of our national story.

This year the Melton City Council are hosting an event for Reconcilaition Week at the Melton Community Hall. This will include a Welcome to Country, didgeridoo performance and a reading by Charmaine Hamilton from the Melton History book.

Enjoy light refreshments, and take away with you today the Wurundjeri’s Cultural heritage of the Melton City Council written by Bil and Mandy Nicholson. A story which is one of the many stories of Australian’s first people.

So why these dates?

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

So come along and join us for this great event on May 30 at 3.30pm 4.30pm at Melton Community Hall

For more information look at the event on this site

 

Reconciliation Week

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