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30 May
National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week, held from 27 May – 3 June, is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. It’s also a time to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation, and move towards creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year, the City of Fremantle is honouring National Reconciliation Week with a number of community events at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Fremantle Library. All events are centred on NRW’s 2019 theme Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage.

 

TRUTH TELLING PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17 May–29 June | 10–3pm | Free

A series of incredibly poignant photos that depict the early relationship of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

 

OVER 55S DOT PAINTING CLASS

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Thursday 30 May | 12–2pm | Free

Learn about Nyoongar culture, symbols and techniques to create your very own dot painting.

Bookings essential.

 

FREE FILM FRIDAY: IN BETWEEN SONGS

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Friday 31 May | 12–1pm | Free

This movie follows an Aboriginal family’s struggle to maintain its ancestral traditions in the face of modern societal, economic and environmental pressures.

Bookings essential.

 

RECONCILIATION TALK

Fremantle Library 

Friday 31 May | 12-1pm | Free 

Reconciliation Yarn ‘Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage’ with Whadjuk Nyoongar Joe ‘Possum’ Collard. 

 

CULTURAL WALK

Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Saturday 1 June | 12–2pm | $25

Walk through the Bathers Beach precinct and discover the significance of the area for Nyoongar people while learning about bush tucker, animals, insects and the seasons.

Click here for tickets.


Civic and local community events

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