Hobsons Bay City Council - Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week
Sunday 27 May to Sunday 3 June

Reconciliation Week in Hobsons Bay

Take part in National Reconciliation Week with a calendar of events celebrating the rich culture and history of the first Australians.

Reconciliation Week 2018 in HB.GIF



Coranderrk by Ilbijerri Theatre Company, presented by Arts At Your Doorstep

Thursday 18 May 11am and 7.30pm
Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade Altona

At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all of those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. For bookings visit: www.hobsonbaytickets.com.au


Sorry Day Commemoration

Friday 26 May 11am-12pm
Hobsons Bay City Council, 115 Civic Parade Altona

Join us for our annual community commemoration of the Stolen Generations. This year’s speakers will be an Indigenous Elder and the Mayor of Hobsons Bay. Community members will also be invited to record their messages in Council’s official Sorry Book.  A morning tea will follow the event. All welcome.


The Substation presents The Cell by Brook Andrew

Friday 26 May to Saturday 10 June
Free event. Gallery open: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm
The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

Brook Andrew is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary artists, having exhibited internationally since 1996. His work examines Western history, specifically relating to colonialism, and places Australia at the centre of a global inquisition. This is the Melbourne premiere of major installation, The Cell. Decorated in Wiradjuri patters and inviting audience participation, The Cell is a jumping castle of sorts that blurs the lines between sanctuary and detention. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2010.
For more information: www.thesubstation.com.au


Friendship: The story of Hobsons Bay and Yarrabah Shire Council

Monday 29 May, 6:30pm to 7.45pm
Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason Street

A conversation and film screening about the unique relationship between Hobsons Bay and Yarrabah. Join members of Get Up Out West and hear about the experience in making of their new film, “Yarrabah and Hobsons Bay – sisters by the sea”. All welcome.

Bookings: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 HOB LIB


‘Bush Toys’ (Animal Sculptures) Workshop with Bronwyn Razem

Wednesday 31st May, 11am – 1pm
The Corner Senior’s Building, Crn Melbourne Rd & Ferguson St, Williamstown (opp RSL)

Gunditjmara fibre artist, Bronwyn Razem is a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Weavers Collective and a great teacher of her craft. Bronwyn will teach the group how to make ‘bush toys’, which are beautiful animal sculptures using grasses and bound with coloured wool.  Please bring your own coloured wool if you have particular colours you would like to use.  Strong wool works best.  Grasses provided.


Too Afraid to Cry - Ali Cobby Eckerman          

Thurs 1 June, 6.30pm to 7.45pm
Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason Street

Ali Cobby Eckermann, is an award winning writer and poet. Her memoir, Too Afraid To Cry, examines the traumatic effects of estrangement and grief, outlines her reconnecting with her birth family, and finding her way to wholeness. In bare blunt prose and piercingly lyrical verse, Ali gives witness to the human cost of policies that created the Stolen Generations of Indigenous people in Australia. She will read excerpts from her work, give insights as she shares her journey and talk about her development as a poet, story teller and memoir writer.

Bookings: libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 HOB LIB


Mabo Day Commemoration

Fri 2 June, 1 -3pm
Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Ave

The Care Connect Balit Gulinya PAG group proudly present ‘Mabo Day’. Join us at Laverton Community Hub to celebrate the work of Eddie Koiki Mabo, champion of Native Title and Indigenous Land Rights. The afternoon will include traditional dance and food from the Torres Strait as a tribute to Uncle Eddie’s legacy as well as story from Torres Strait community Elders


The Substation presents Brook Andrew: Artist Talk

Saturday 3 June, 2pm
The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

Brook Andrew is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary artists, having exhibited internationally since 1996. For more information: www.thesubstation.com.au

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