Reconciliation Week Activities

Reconcilitation Week


Ben from OASIS let me know about some activities that OASIS is running in conjunction with Yunggorendi as a part of National Reconciliation week. They are outlined below.

On the 28th May at 11.30, OASIS will be holding a screening of the film Rabbit Proof Fence.

The year is 1931. Three aboriginal girls are separated from their mothers and transported to a distant training school, where they are prepared for assimilation into white society by a racist government policy. We follow Gracie, Daisy, and Molly as they escape and make a tenacious journey homewards. The movie illuminates a shameful chapter of Australian history while conveying our universal need for a true and proper home.

A light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. No bookings required but contact for more information.

On the 30th May at 10.30am, 12pm and 2pm, Nancy Bates, a Barkindji woman, will be conducting guided tours of Colebrook Reconciliation Park.

Between 1943 and 1972 some 350 Aboriginal children lived here at Colebrook House, taken and isolated from their families. There are now two sculptures on site, the ”Fountain of Tears’ and the ‘Grieving Mother’ by well-known South Australian artist Silvio Apponyi. They serve as a permanent memorial in remembrance of the Aboriginal children of the ‘Stolen Generation’ and their families.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Visit here for more information.



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