Event to recognise Aboriginal landmark anniversaries

Event to recognise Aboriginal landmark anniversaries

Clarence City Council is hosting a special evening at Rosny Farm this Sunday, 28 May 2017 to recognise the important historical anniversaries of the 1967 Referendum (50 years) and the landmark Mabo decision in the High Court (25 years).

The event, supported by the Australian Federal Government, is part of National Reconciliation Week.

Time and Tide: Steps to Reconciliation, brings together prominent Tasmanian Aboriginal voices, short film and music in a refreshing evening recanting personal stories and delving into our recent history.

The evening will feature music performed by renowned Tasmanian singer/song writer Dewayne Everettsmith, a presentation by Australian Reconciliation Council committee member Bill Lawson, and storytelling by Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Jim Everett.

Mayor of Clarence, Alderman Doug Chipman acknowledged the prominence of this occasion.

“It is important for Council to recognise these significant milestones and build a pathway that continues to value the Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants of our land,” said Alderman Chipman.

“It is a privilege to host some of Tasmania’s most respected Aboriginal community members on this occasion.”

Bill Lawson from the Australian Reconciliation Council Committee spoke about the need to continue discussions in this area.

"The 1967 Referendum, and the successful Mabo case have been instrumental in opening discussions on topics that had been long ignored. With changing times in Australia, the discussion we all need to have remains unfinished business,” Mr Lawson said.

“This event being hosted by the Clarence City Council demonstrates the leadership and goodwill in continuing this important discussion."

 

Event details

Sunday 28 May 2017, 7.00-9.00pm at the Barn, Rosny Farm.

Entry is free, bookings are essential: www.clarenceartsandevents.net/events/time-tide-steps-reconciliation/

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