Statement of Commitment, Important Dates & Upcoming Events
National Sorry Day - 26 May 2019
Information about Sorry Day events can be found by going to these websites.
Reconciliation Australia Sorry Day - fact sheet from Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation Australia website - for all information available
National Sorry Day Committee's Schools Program - a school resource.
National Reconciliation Week - 27 May to 2 June 2019
Saturday 1 June, 11am – 2pm, Prahran Market
Join City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, to celebrate a National Reconciliation Week Ngargee (pronounced ‘nar-gee’) at Prahran Market.
Celebrate the vibrant and diverse cultures of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by joining us for a day of events and performances.
A Welcome to Country will get things started, followed by Didgeridoo artists and local group, Mur Min Bik Yan, singing in traditional language.
Then join chef Nicholas Fleming and the team from Charcoal Lane as they share mouth-watering recipes, sourced from ingredients from our iconic Prahran Market.
Learn more about National Reconciliation Week.
Statement of Commitment
In 2001, Stonnington Council adopted the following Statement of Commitment as the foundation for local reconciliation:
“The Council of the City of Stonnington acknowledges that Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples are the Traditional Custodians of this land and have strived to retain their identity and cultures through more than two hundred years of dispossession and colonisation.
Council recognises and accepts its responsibility to learn from, and promote the intrinsic value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, heritage and contemporary aspirations to the wider community, understanding that this enriches Australia’s heritage and our community.
Council acknowledges the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to live according to their own values and customs in our diverse community, subject to Australian law.
Council respects Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples’ special relationship to the land and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sacred sites and significant places.
Council recognises the valuable contributions to Victoria made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and will work together towards a future of mutual respect and harmony.”