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Hunter Commitment to Indigenous Australians

Category: Event
Date: 14 December 1993
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Place:Port Stephens, east coast of New South Wales
State/Country:New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
The Hunter Commitment to Indigenous Australians was signed by the Port Stephens Council and representatives of the Worimi traditional owners on 14 December 1993.
Detailed Information:
The Commitment states:
  • We acknowledge that Indigenous Australians are the first people of this land and have survived over two centuries of persecution.
  • We grieve for the loss of Australian Indigenous people, their land, their children, their health, their lives.
  • We grieve over the high rate of imprisonment and the many Black deaths in custody.
  • We acknowledge the right of Indigenous Australians to live according to their own values and customs.
  • We undertake to make ourselves better informed of the facts of non-Indigenous settlement of Australia.
  • We promise to listen to what Indigenous Australians are saying to us and to think about what it must be like to live with racism every day.
  • We shall interrupt racist remarks and jokes whenever we are in a position to do so.
  • We commit ourselves to respecting Aboriginal sacred sites and special places in the Hunter Region.
  • We recognise the vital contributions of Indigenous people to the Hunter Region and we look forward to a future of mutual respect and harmony.
  • We support Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working together for a treaty or other instrument of reconciliation.

  • Related Entries

  • Port Stephens Council - Signatory
  • People
  • Worimi People

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    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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