Aboriginal Flag Raising and address by Mayor Kokocinski – Daylesford via Face book and Council YouTube Channel.

26 May: ‘when I was taken away I was only a toddler’ Grace Sailor 2006 –  5 minutes

Aunty Grace Sailor and her sister were taken from their family and lived at Ballarat Orphanage. She talks about reconnecting with community and art. This film is part of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Oral History Collection.

For children and Families: A reading of the Children’s book ‘Sorry Day’ written by Coral Vass

“Stories of the Stolen Generation and the auspicious National Apology are an integral part of Australia’s past and present. They must be taught and shared with the next generation of Australian children if we are to grow and move forward as a nation.” (Coral Vass).


Reconciliation Week Screenings 27 May – 3 June 2020

#inthistogether #Reconciliation2020

Tanderrum with Dja Dja Wurrung 2016 (Archivist Media) 4 minutes

Kulin Tanderrum (ceremony) is the meeting of the five clans of the Kulin Nation: Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung, and your invitation to join them on this land.

A wonderful way to start Reconciliation Week.


Acknowledgement of Country with Erica Higgins

Hepburn Shire Council International Women’s Day 2020 – Acknowledgement of Country

Key note speaker Erica Higgins shares her insight into why we Acknowledge the Traditional Owners, what it means for her personally and its significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Erica is a valued member of Hepburn Shire Councils Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.


Reconciliation Week Tour

Presented by Hepburn Shire Council in partnership with Jaara Elder, Uncle Ricky Nelson and Professor Barry Golding. Truth telling and reconciling our shared history at contact in the three part series ‘Peaks, Rivers and Wetlands’.

Time travel back 180 years to three seldom visited environments and events from the early contact period that marked the beginning of unimaginable loss and trauma for Dja Dja Wurrung people. Join Jaara Elder, Uncle Ricky Nelson and Professor Barry Golding as they stand together on the top of the iconic volcanic slopes of Mount Greenock. Explore the tranquil Merin Merin Wetland where kangaroos still graze and visit the deep pools on the Loddon River at Neereman, where traditional owners once camped and fished for Murray Cod.

Welcome to Country – Feel the spirit of Country as Uncle Rick Nelson welcomes you on to Dja Dja Wurrung lands,  to commence your Tour of ‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’.

‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’ PART ONE Mount Greenock  –

‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’ PART TWO Merin Merin  –

‘Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers’ PART THREE Loddon River at Neereman –


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