Commitment to Nyungar People by the City of Bunbury
|6 September 1994
|Statement of Commitment/Intention
|Bunbury, south-west of Western Australia
|Western Australia, Australia
|City of Bunbury: A Commitment to Nyungar People
|Reconciliation | Local Government
|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.
|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.'