AWARDS: 2012

JIM POULTER, Reconciliation Manningham’s Secretary received the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award from Manningham Council on 26 January 2012 – Australia Day/Survival Day.  Jim was nominated by Wurundjeri Council Elder Bill Nicholson for his lifelong contribution to the Aboriginal community and also his service to the City of Manningham.

BRIDGET HALGE, Reconciliation Manningham’s President received a 2011 Menzies Award from the Manningham Council in a ceremony on on 26 January 2012 – Australia Day/Survival Day, for her immense contribution to U3A -The University of the Third Age.

ANTaR Stalls January

ANTaR will be holding stalls (below) during January  to promote our cause, sign up new members, engage in conversation and provide information about the upcoming potential Referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in our Constitution.  Whether signing up to help us on the stalls, or just coming to the markets – be sure to look out for the ANTaR display, and come say hi! Email us if you’re keen to come help out!
CERES Saturday 14 January 9am – 1pm
Cnr Stewart and Roberts Streets, East Brunswick

Thursday 26 January Survival Day in the Treasury Gardens

DOCKLANDS Saturday 22 January 10am – 5pm
Waterfront city/New Quay Promenade

RAINBOW SERPENT Indigenous Tent Saturday 28 January Sunday 29 January
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SURVIVAL DAY: 26 January 2012 Belgrave


CELEBRATING THE SURVIVAL OF THE OLDEST LIVING CULTURE ON AUSTRALIA DAY 12 noon – 4:30 pm  Borthwick Park,  Belgrave  (next to Belgrave Pool) Benson St, Melways 75/F11.

This outdoor venue allows people to relax under the trees or as they wander amongst the stalls. This event acknowledges the indigenous perspective on the 230 years of European occupation of Australia, and celebrates the survival of the oldest living culture on the globe through live music, storytelling, traditional dance and craft. The indigenous line up for this years event is -
* Our MC for the day is Leila Gurruwiwi from the Marngrook Footy Show (Channel 31)

*Upcoming Indigenous hip hop artists “Yung Warriors”
*Renowned singer Lou Bennett formerly of Tiddas
* Jindi Worobak Dance Group
* Traditional dancing and storytelling by Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie.
* Our MC for the day is Leila Gurruwiwi from the Marngrook Footy Show (Channel 31)

Activities and workshops will include a didgeridoo meditation, Aboriginal flag and badge making for kids, traditional basket weaving and a traditional dance workshop. There will also be a range of indigenous craft stalls, bush tucker BBQ. We are also honoured to have Bill Nicholson Wurundjeri Elder perform a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and Aunty Dot Peters will also speak on the day.

Belgrave Survival Day gives people a chance to not only be educated and entertained but by their presence at the event they can help take a stand on Australia Day. A stand that recognizes the ongoing historical wrongs done to the Indigenous people of Australia, and a stand for a future for all Australians based on justice and mutual respect.

The event is organised by a committee of volunteers and generously funded by the Yarra Ranges Council. If you are not already on our email list but would like to be added then please request this via email. Also help promote our event by “liking”  Belgrave Survival Day on Facebook and by joining the event.