Aims of the Group
Contacts for the Monash Reconciliation Group Inc.
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.
Reconciliation Victoria Home http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/
Reconciliation Victoria produces a very informative monthly electronic newsletter covering 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
‘Culture Victoria’ has a site with a good range of images and Indigenous links https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/aboriginal-culture/
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)
The Tree, a record of past Aboriginal activity in our City
(More information in the Resource Document above)
A few selected photos from past Group events
Where are they now…..
Sadly, only a limited number of Victorian Languages have been recovered and recorded. Click here for a recent article.
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