Commitment to Nyungar People by the City of Bunbury

Category: Event
Date: 6 September 1994
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Place:Bunbury, south-west of Western Australia
State/Country:Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • City of Bunbury: A Commitment to Nyungar People
  • Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
    Summary Information:
    The City of Bunbury, in the south-west of Western Australia, and the Aboriginal Community of Bunbury signed the City of Bunbury Commitment to Nyungar People on the 6 September 1994.
    Detailed Information:
    The Commitment states: ' The City of Bunbury acknowledges that Nyungars were the first people of this area and have survived Wadjela (non-Aboriginal) settlement for more than two centuries. The arrival of Wadjelas brought massive change to this land and to its Indigenous people. For its part, the City of Bunbury acknowledges and grieves for the loss by the Indigenous people of their land, their children, their health and their lives. We acknowledge the right of Nyungars to live according to their own values and customs, subject to law, and to mutually respect Nyungar special places. The Council supports Nyungars and Wadjelas working together towards a treaty or other instrument of reconciliation which promotes a greater understanding of Nyungar and Wadjela peoples history and culture in our community. The Council recognises the positive contribution made by Nyungars and looks forward to a future of mutual respect and harmony.'

    Related Entries

    Organisation
  • City of Bunbury - Signatory
  • People
  • Aboriginal Community of Bunbury - Signatory
  • Noongar People

  • References

    Resource
    Australian Local Government Association City of Bunbury: A Commitment to Nyungar People

    Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)