Reconciliation Film Club

As part of National Reconciliation Week we are partnering with the Daylesford Community Cinema to bring you some special screenings.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 6:00pm

Undermined: Tales From The Kimberley (1hr 30min)

Award-winning director Nicholas Wrathall investigates the true costs of development in the world-famous Kimberley, where mega-mining and pastoral developments threaten not just the pristine environment but more than 200 Indigenous communities and their peoples’ sacred links to Country.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – Free Entry

Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7:00pm

We Don’t Need A Map (1hr 25min)

A feature length documentary about Australia’s complex relationship to the Southern Cross. It is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere and ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, and just about completely unknown. Warwick Thornton, one of Australia’s leading film-makers, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold, provocative and poetic essay-film. Produced by Barefoot Films.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – Free Entry

Friday, 31 May 2019 at 7:00pm

Top End Wedding  (1hr 53min)

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

Daylesford Town Hall

Community Screening – $15 – all proceeds will be donated to Daylesford Community Cinema

Hepburn Shire Council is on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. We’re an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity in all its forms.


Grounded In Truth – Reading The Country At Contact Tour

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. At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.

Join Adjunct Professor Barry Golding and Dja Dja Wurrung Elder Uncle Ricky Nelson for this one day bus tour.

This tour invites you to experience a range of important sites in the Dja Dja Wurrung landscape where there is evidence of contact from the late 1830s between the peoples of the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Nation and the invading pastoralists, including John Hepburn, after whom the Shire is named.

Wear clothing and footwear suitable for the predicted weather and for walking up to 500m away from the bus across paddocks. Bring your own lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

Numbers are limited so please register online to book your place. For all enquiries please contact Rachel Palmer –