Reconciliation Week in Flinders

Reconciliation Week in Flinders

27 May – 3 June 2017

New Flagpoles for Flinders and a Community Lunch at the Yacht Club

Flinders Flagpole Dedication Ceremony

To mark Reconciliation Week in 2017 the Mornington Peninsula Shire has installed two additional flagpoles at the Flinders Community Hall. The new flagpoles will enable the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags to fly alongside the Australian flag at times of cultural significance throughout the year.

Saturday 3 June, 10 -10.30am

A Flagpole Dedication Ceremony will take place on the lawn at the Flinders Community Hall. The event will include a Welcome to Country and the official dedication of the new flagpoles by the Mayor, Councillor Bev Colomb.

FREE event – everyone welcome

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What is National Reconciliation Week?

26 May – 3 June

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held annually and celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation. NRW was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide reconciliation activities and to build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders e and other Australians.

The Week is timed to coincide with two significant dates in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our aspirations for reconciliation: 27 May marks the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 3 June marks the anniversary of the High Court’s judgment in the 1992 Mabo case. https://www.reconciliation.org.au/