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Annual Koori Flag Raising and Mirror Flash to Blue Mountains

When: Saturday 13th April 2019
Time: 2pm for guided walk. 3pm for ceremony. 
Where: nin garang thurree currobung, Gibbergunyah Reserve

Since 2002, the Koori Flagraising ceremony has been held in April each year at nin garang thurree currobung (The Place Between the Rocks) near Cherry Tree rest area in Gibbergunyah Reserve, to commemorate that this land is and forever will be the spiritual home of the traditional owners, the Gundungurra & D’harawal peoples. 

This year will be the 17th occasion on which this ceremony has taken place and we look forward to a special event this year. 

Last year over 100 people participated in a wonderful event which was described by some as the "best ever"!

There will be an acknowledgement of county, smoking ceremony and didgeridoo. Ecopella, Southern Highlands own A Cappella singing group will entertain us with song.

The Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation are once again ready to engage in a mirror flash to from Gundungurra Lookout at Gibbergunyah to the Blue Mountains. This will take place around 4.00pm depending on the sun and cloud cover.

Ceremony will commence at 3pm. 

To get to nin garang thurree currobung please proceed to the entrance to the Gibbergunyah Reserve at Boronia St, Bowral and walk towards Cherry Tree rest area on the Gang Gang Track. (Approximately 2 kms walk time one hour comfortably on fire trails.) A guide will leave from here around 2.00pm. 

Transport is available from here for people who may have difficulty making the walk.

Alternatively proceed to the Howards Lane, Welby entrance, past Howards Lane Vineyard and walk to Cherry Tree rest area. (Approximately 1 km, 40 minutes walk time initially somewhat steep fire trail then levelling out.


Download Event Flyermirror-flash-flyer.pdf

For more information contact reconciliation.wingecarribee@gmail.com

Appin Massacre Memorial Ceremony 

Where: Cataract Dam, picnic area
When: Saturday 14 April 2019 
Time: 11am - 3.30pm

Hosted by: The Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group and the Aboriginal Communities of Macarthur

For further information contact:

Uncle Ivan Wellington - 0447 851 306
Sr Kerry - 02 9505 1838
Ann Madsen - 0408 026 997
Pete Jones - 0418 297 056

Please note: The memorial ceremony involves a short walk to the site. Appropriate footwear, hats, sunscreen and bottled water are recommenced. As the site has limited seating available, please feel free to bring your own fold up chairs. This event will take place regardless of weather conditions. 

Aboriginal Go4Fun

When: Starting Thursday 7th February 2019 
           Every Thursday for 10 weeks
Where: Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Cultural Centre
            1A Rainbow Road, Mittagong
Time: 4pm - 6pm

A 10 week healthy lifestyle program for Aboriginal children and their families. Lots of giveaways each week for both children and parents/carers.

To register or for more information please call Mel Wiya:
02 4868 0856 or 0447 384 277.

Download Event Flyerag4f-dl-flyer-wingecarribee.pdf

Dhungung (Food) Share

The Dhungung (Food) Share is an initiative that provides Aboriginal people and their families access to quality excess food. 

OZHarvest food rescue organisation will be delivering food at the Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Cultural Centre every Thursday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

For more information please call Melissa on (02) 4868 0856 or email melissa.wiya@wsc.nsw.gov.au. 

Download Event Flyerdhungung-food-share-flyer.pdf

Springwater Tots Aboriginal Supported Playgroup

When: Every Monday 

Time: 10am -12pm

Address: 1A Crimea Street, Balaclava NSW 2575

Aboriginal Supported Playgroup

  • For Children 0 - 5 years old
  • Free nutrition lunch provided
  • Includes social and cultural connections

Please call Kelly to book in: (02) 4862 1777
Last Updated: April 16th, 2019
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