Reconciliation Week

Girl having her arm paintedEvery year, Maroondah City Council celebrates Reconciliation Week  between 27 May and 3 June with a range of free events and activities. The 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 2016

In recognition of National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week 2016, Council has developed a program of activities, events and workshops for people of all ages that celebrates the diversity of Indigenous culture today. These will include:

  • Opening of Reconciliation Week
    Thursday 26 May
    The official opening of National Reconciliation Week will take place with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony at Realm.
  • Smoke and Mirrors exhibition
    Running from Thursday 5 May until Sunday 31 July
    The Smoke and Mirrors exhibition will feature both existing and newly commissioned artworks by leading contemporary artists Paola Balla, Aunty Gwen Garoni and Sharon West.
  • Mullum Mullum Creek walking tour
    Tuesday 24 May
    Take a walk and hear the hidden stories of Mullum Mullum Creek.
  • Indigenous storytime
    Tuesday 31 May
    An indigenous themed storytime for children, including a simple craft activity.
  • Bunyips and budgieroos: draw your own fantastic beasts
    Wednesday 29 June and Monday 4 July
    Children will learn about indigenous animals and draw and create their own hybrid creatures.

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