About us

Reconciliation Manningham Logo

RECONCILIATION MANNINGHAM is a small group of committed people – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – working to advance reconciliation through partnership between Aboriginal people and all others who have subsequently made Australia their home. We have an organising committee, volunteers, partners and friends. You are welcome to participate.

WE AIM TO

  • Promote respect for and pride in our Australian Aboriginal culture and heritage
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the historical and contemporary issues affecting our Aboriginal communities.
  • Work in collaboration and consultation with Aboriginal people, organisations and Elders, Manningham City Council, local schools, community groups and other reconciliation groups
  • Develop activities, programs, events and services that directly involve, support and include Aboriginal people

ADVANCING PARTNERSHIP

Wurundjeri-logo“We are totally different people, totally different cultures, but I say I want you to know what culture is from an Aboriginal perspective”
‘Aunty’ Professor Joy Wandin Murphy AO, Wurundjeri Elder

“There has never been a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of this land in the first place.  I take this word reconciliation and use it to reconcile people back to Mother Earth, so we can walk this land together in harmony and heal one another.

‘Uncle’ Max Dulumunmun Harrison, Yuin Elder
“Elders: Wisdom From Australian Indigenous Leaders,”ed. Peter McConchie