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Reconciliation Week

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Every year, Maroondah City Council celebrates Reconciliation Week between 27 May and 3 June with a range of free events and activities.
Young Aboriginal girl

Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to:

  • acknowledge the traditional owners of the Maroondah land
  • learn more about indigenous culture and heritage
  • celebrate reconciliation amongst all Australians.

Reconciliation Week events 2018

Flag raising ceremony - Monday 28 May

Join us at 2pm on Monday 28 May at Braeside Avenue, Ringwood for a flag raising ceremony. Deputy Mayor, Cr Mike Symon will be joined by Les Chessells from the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place to formally raise the indigenous flag outside the Maroondah City Council offices for Reconciliation Week 2018. 

Acknowledgement of Country, Smoking Ceremony and performances -
Friday 1 June

On Friday 1 June from 10am to 12pm, Deputy Mayor, Cr Mike Symon will introduce Uncle David Farrall, Deputy Chair, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, followed by remarks from Aunty Daphne Milward.

Enjoy performances by:

  • Kutcha Edwards
  • Yeng-Gali Mullum Mullum
  • Ringwood Secondary College. 

Kutcha Edwards has been working with the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place community, students from Ringwood Secondary College, and Daen Sansbury-Smith to write new songs about reconciliation that will be performed on the day.

A light lunch will be provided by MMIGP Indigenous Grill. 

Smoking Ceremony

Date and Time

  • Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 9.00AM to Sunday, 03 June 2018 - 10.00PM
    Past event



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