NRW - Let’s take the next steps

Reconciliation Australia has released the theme for NRW 2017: Let’s Take the next Steps.

This year’s poster is now available, and we encourage you to download, print and display it to help promote National Reconciliation Week 2017 to your students, colleagues and friends. Further updated resources will be available on the Reconciliation Australia website in the coming weeks.

March to Kokoda Concert

The Reconciliation Trekkers have been working hard, slogging up hills and stairs, training each weekend to prepare for the September Kokoda Track Reconciliation Trek.

Students, teachers and schools have been asked to help fundraise to support the group’s journey to Papua New Guinea. The trekkers from Brighton Secondary College, Harry, Alex, David and Caitlyn will be holding the March to Kokoda Concert as their major fundraising event.

Held on Tuesday 28th March, the concert is split into four sections;

  • Culture – focussing on the strength, wealth and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Invasion – exploring the impact of colonisation on Australian’s first people. It will include a song written specifically for the night by trekker, Alex.
  • War – this section will draw on the pain that results from war and the sacrifices made by Aboriginal Veterans for their country.
  • Reconciliation – the concert will finish with the whole of school choir coming together for a final, hopeful performance.

Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling the school on 8375 8200

Private Miller Mack Returns to Country

Almost a century after he was buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave in Adelaide, Private Miller Mack will be returned to his home at Raukkan. His original gravesite is only metres away from the formal AIF cemetery and his fellow servicemen at West Terrace.

Pte. Mack will be reinterred on his country on Friday 24th March. His descendants and the Aboriginal Veterans SA (AVSA) especially want to invite the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal Veterans to attend this overdue recognition of one of WW1’s South Australian Aboriginal Veterans.