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Banyule/Wurundjeri Statement of Reconciliation

Category: Event
Date: 15 December 1997
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Place:North-west of Melbourne CBD
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
The Statement of Reconciliation was made between the City of Banyule and the Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc. The Statement includes a formal apology to the Aboriginal people and particularly members of the Wurundjeri tribe regarding the separation of Aboriginal children from their families.
Detailed Information:
The Statement, which coincided with the preparation of an Aboriginal heritage study, included the following:

'Council apologises to the Aboriginal people, particularly the Wurundjeri tribe, for the past policies of government under which Aboriginal children were removed from their families. Council expresses its deep regret at the hurt and distress this has caused and reaffirms its support for reconciliation between all Australians.'

Related Entries

  • City of Banyule - Signatory
  • Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc. - Signatory
  • People
  • Wurundjeri People
  • Policy/Strategy
  • City of Whitehorse Reconciliation Statement of Commitment and Action Plan

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    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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