Aims of the Group

MRG Brochure square for web site

MRG Information Brochure Web Page 2

 

Click here to download a printable Membership Application Form

 

Contacts for the Monash Reconciliation Group Inc.

Email      mrg2009@live.com.au

Phone     0412 772 711    or    0417 146 394

Postal Address    P O Box 82,  Oakleigh South, Victoria  3167,  Australia


* * *   In addition to this web site, information is also available here:   Monash Reconciliation Group home page in the City of Monash  Community Directory 

 


The Monash Reconciliation Group (MRG) was formed in 2009 on the invitation of Reconciliation Victoria (Rec Vic) and Monash City Council as outlined in the  MRG Formation Invitation Letter of April 2009.

Each year the MRG organises public meetings and events in the City of Monash, an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Australia.  In recent years MRG has often mounted a   Reconciliation Week Exhibition in May – June and a NAIDOC Week exhibition in July.

We also participate in the  Reconciliation Eastern Metro (REM) meetings with groups from Boroondara, Knox,  Manningham,  Maroondah,  Mullum-Mullum,  Nillumbik,  Whitehorse and  Yarra Ranges (was ‘Casey’).   Contacts for these groups are on the  Reconciliation Victoria web site under the ACT menu, select Local Reconciliation Groups,  find low down the page the  Listing.

Useful links:

Reconciliation Victoria Home     http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/

Reconciliation Victoria produces a very informative monthly electronic Newsletter with news about a wide range of meetings, exhibitions, festivals and reports from Victoria and interstate.  Worthwhile to keep up with local and regional developments;  warmly recommended.  Please visit    http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/sign-up   where down the page you will find the section   SIGN  UP  FOR  ENEWS

Past issues of ENEWS and Rec Vic Reports are available on this page    http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/publications

Monash Council Aboriginal Heritage web site   https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Monash-Heritage/Aboriginal-Heritage

ANTAR (with link to Victoria near bottom of page)    https://antar.org.au/

Aboriginal Victoria (Victorian Government site)    https://www.vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria.html

The Treaty – Australia is the only Commonwealth country never to make a treaty with its Indigenous peoples.  Even the BBC has recognised this in recent times:   Aboriginal Australia’s struggle for a first Treaty    However, there is now some positive development in Victoria:    https://www.vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria/treaty.html

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll    https://www.vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria/community-engagement/leadership-programs/aboriginal-honour-roll.html

Wurundjeri Land and Heritage Council     https://www.wurundjeri.com.au/

Reconciliation Week    https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/

NAIDOC Week    https://www.naidoc.org.au/

Annual Belgrave Survival Day    https://www.facebook.com/belgravesurvivalday/

Annual Mullum Mullum Festival    https://mullummullumfestival.org.au/

Important background to the above banner photograph of Coranderrk    http://www.minutesofevidence.com.au/the-coranderrk-story/


 

Resource Document – checklist of local sites  (24 pages,  PDF 3 MB) 

 Aboriginal links with the City of Monash 

 

The Tree, a record of past Aboriginal activity in our City

(More information in the Resource Document above)

Scar Tree in Springvale Road 1965 Img5962
The Scar Tree in its original location on Springvale Road, Glen Waverley  1965
Scar Tree Restored 2015 Img5330
Section of the Scar Tree now preserved  in Valley Reserve, Mount Waverley  2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A few selected photos from past Group events

Photos from past MRG events


Where are they now…..

Z Aboriginal Languages Map large
At the time of arrival of European settlers, Australia and Victoria had well-established populations speaking many languages, living active lives according to their diverse local customs.  The Wurundjeri are in the Woi-Wurrung language group which is part of the Kulin federation of language groups
(Map source: Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages).

Sadly, only a limited number of Victorian Languages have been recovered and recorded.  Click here for a recent article.


 

Kulin Nation languages overview map
Approximate outline of major Kulin Nation language groups

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