2018 AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday  26  October at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall of St Stephen’s Church, Mount Waverley.  Full details are in the   Members Invitation Letter MRG AGM 261018   and  MRG AGM 2018 Agenda.

Aims of the Group

MRG Brochure square for web site

MRG Information Brochure Web Page 2

Click  HERE  to download a 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 by residents 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 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:

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

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

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

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      Aboriginal links with the City of Monash  (PDF 3MB)


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 were 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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