National Reconciliation Week

News Update 27 May 2021

National Reconciliation Week takes place from 27 May to 3 June and provides an opportunity to recognise the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements. 

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021 is more than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. 

The South Perth area is the country of Beelo Noongar people, or river people. Important grounds for camping and fishing are located along the foreshore. The people here were known as Gareen and their place was Gareenup.

The City is fortunate to be home to a number of inspirational aboriginal artworks and significant places to reflect during National Reconciliation Week.

Mindeerup, a Noongar name meaning ‘place of the shore’, is a place of deep cultural significance along our foreshore. At Mindeeup you will find Karl Kep Ngoornd-iny, a spectacular sound and light show that comes to life after dark, and Yedi Waangki-ny (Songlines), Intricate ground-level sculptures. Both works were created by talented artist Yondee Shane Hansen with Art + (Art Coordination).

Artworks called the Food Source Drawings by Kylie Graham are featured at Millers Pool and Manning Hub. 

National Reconciliation Week banners are on display along Mill Point Road and Manning Road. 

To learn more about National Reconciliation Week, visit the Reconciliation Australia website

Reconciliation Week 2021 banner

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