Reconciliation Week

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In this Together is the theme for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020

To be held between 27 May and 3 June 2020, NRW is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about and reflect on our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in our community.

COVID-19 has posed new limitations on activities to recognise NRW however it has also provided opportunities.

Activities across the week include:

Poster lift out

  • Council and partner organisations will publish a poster lift out in The Weekly Advertiser on Wednesday 27 May.
  • We invite you to trace your hand and write a comment, or draw a picture, about what Reconciliation means to you. Please take a photo and email to council@hrcc.vic.gov.au with your name, before putting this up in your window to show your support.

A video projection of “Marngrook” onto the Horsham Town Hall every day during NRW between 5am and 7am and 6pm and 10pm

  • The best spot to view the five-minute film, which will be on a continual loop, is on Pynsent Street where the community can adhere to social distancing regulations.
  • Marngrook, written by Titta Seacombe, was created in collaboration with Goolum Goolum last year as part of a NAIDOC Week exhibition and it is based on the notion of how Australian rules football developed from ‘Marngrook’, a ball game played by Aboriginal people in north west Victoria more than 150 years ago.
  • The film’s story takes place at the foot of Duwul, the highest mountain in the Grampians and the traditional country of the Djab-Wurrung and Jardwadjali clans. When central character Wawi notices that the children only have old toys to play with, he goes for a walk to see what he can find. 

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Watch out for the virtual tour of “Proof”, an artwork by Megan Evans which is on display in the foyer.