LOCAL RECONCILIATION GROUPS (LRG’S)
A great way to really get involved in local reconciliation is to join and attend events organised by your local reconciliation group. There are currently 23 registered Local Reconciliation Groups throughout NSW.
Most LRG’s meet regularly, create and host a range of events such as workshops, concerts, walks, tours and cultural gatherings. Many groups work with local government, schools and early learning. They have invaluable information about local Indigenous culture and history and are happy to share it.
Reconciliation NSW regularly engages with the LRG network to share information and support. Reconciliation NSW holds an Annual General Meeting where registered individuals and groups can meet and share stories about the work they are doing for reconciliation in NSW.
If there isn’t an LRG in your area you might want to start one of your own.
For more information on creating a Local Reconciliation Group please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater
Convenor Carol Ritchie
Hold regular meetings and coordinate; Sorry day commemorations, Cultural information nights as well as film screenings at various times.
ANTaR Armidale (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
Contact Jan Wyles
Contact Diana Eades
Annual Bridge Walk usually first Sunday of Reconciliation Week – 26 May 2019 12 noon to 2.30pm.
Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation/BMANTaR
Convenor Lyn Bevington
This group meets monthly they support the Schools Reconciliation Challenge project; support NAIDOC events and run events in Reconciliation Week; We coordinate annual Sharing the Journey Elders Lunch; and support Ninganah No More, a Darug Language project in 4 local preschools.
ANTAR Inner West
Co-convenor Margaret Brennan
Bennelong Reconciliation Group
Convenor Judy MacGregor
Regular bi-monthly group meetings held in Ryde Library. Coordinate stalls at Granny Smith Festival Eastwood, the Harmony Festival Eastwood, the Gai Mariagal Festival and in June 2019 members go to Myall Creek for commemorations of the massacre.
Friends of Myall Creek Memorial
Co Chair Ivan Roberts
Myall Creek Memorial annual commemoration service and gathering on 9 June 2019. There are 3-4 Committee meetings up near Myall Creek annually. We coordinate an annual Country Music Concert and usually host an event in NSW Parliament House for 60-80 people annually.
Lachlan Reconciliation Group
Co-chair David Acheson
Secretary Eibhlin Newport
Coordinate events for NAIDOC Day in Parkes, and NAIDOC Day Forbes, host fishing workshop and coordiate an annual dinner and concert as well as a Cultural Display at Forbes Parkes Library .
Harbour to Hawkesbury Australians for Reconciliation
Convenor Allan West
Hornsby Area Residents for Reconciliation
Secretary Dorothy Babb
Host regular meetings of committee members with Aunty Edna Watson documenting the history of the people of western Sydney. Host regular public meetings biannually to consult with membership and community. Coordinate regualr bi monthly committee meetings and a HARR Stall for public information distribution at Children’s Voices for Reconciliation in Hornsby Mall, May, 2019. We coordinate NAIDOC Week events as a joint project with Hornsby Council.
Inverell Reconciliation Group
Convenor Rosemary Breen
Chairperson Sarah Pederson
Publicity Officer Chris Hutton
Coordinate a Reconciliation Walk and Celebration Day in Reconciliation Week, this is a public reconciliation march through Kyogle followed by a celebration day at the Kyogle Amphitheatre. Activities include: Free BBQ / bush tucker, face painting, coffee cart, jumping castle/gladiator ring, boomerang painting, live music, sack races/kids activities & community stalls. We also coordinate NAIDOC Week Activities (in conjunction with Gugin Gudduba Aboriginal Land Council) and NAIDOC Celebration Day these are held at either Gugin Gudduba / Kyogle Amphitheatre and include Yarning circles, music and dance, cultural activities, bush tucker, art exhibition, BBQ and children’s entertainment.
Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation
Co-Convenor Kerrie McKenzie
Committee Member Rosemary Taylor
Moree Reconciliation Group
Co-Chair Glen Crump
Co-Chair Cathy Budda-Deen
10 calendar of events, Awards Ceremony on the Friday evening of the program 300 attendees, Community fun days, reconciliation bowls, reconciliation week park healthy cook off, trivia night etc
Mosman Reconciliation Council
Co Chair Frennie Beytagh
Mt Druitt and District Reconciliation Group
Regular meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month (except January) + extra as required. Yarning Circles, 1 or 2 in Spring and/or Summer – Uncle Wes telling stories around the fire with light supper. Commemoration of the 2008 Apology (February – annual) – Speakers, gathering and dinner. Mt Druitt Reconciliation Walk and Concert (May – annual) – Performers, cultural activities, speakers, free sausage sizzle, stalls and Walk through local streets.
North Illawarra Reconciliation & Treaty Group
Project Officer Karen Gough
SPATE 18 Community Event – Concert and Reconciliation Forum – “Sovereignty & Culture”. Free for All Ages and All Mobs. BBQ. No D&A. December 2018. Bellambi Point to Sandon Point Reconciliation Week Walk. May 2019. Book Launch – SPATE Archive Publication with Dharawal Language Nest project. Date and venue TBC.
Reconciliation for Western Sydney Inc
President Elizabeth Shepherd
Secretary Annie Nielson
General Meetings of Members and Visitors 3rd Wednesday of each month, currently held at the Reg Byrne Room of the Karabi Community Centre, cnr Fyall Ave and Darcy Rd, Wentworthville NSW. A public seminar on The Intervention and Aboriginal Incarceration at 7.30 pm on November 15 2018 at the Reg Byrne Hall of the Karabi Community Centre. Building Bridges 2019 Supper & Seminar Series at 7.30 pm on August 7, 14, 21 and 28 2019 at the Reg Byrne Hall, Karabi Centre. Speakers and topics TBA. We also coordinate an Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk usually the Sunday at the beginning of Reconciliation Week.
Reconciliation Network: Northern Sydney Region (RNNSR)
Co-Chairperson Kerrie McKenzie
Regular bi- monthly meetings. Next meeting will be held on 20 November at Lane Cove Council in the Terrace Function Room
2019 RNNSR Meetings
19 March @ Mosman Council
21 May @ Ryde Council
16 July @ Northern Beaches Council
Reconciliation for Western Sydney Inc
Treasurer Richard Maquire
Annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk usually the Sunday at the beginning of Reconciliation Week.
Sisters for Reconciliation (Northern Rivers)
Secretary Bronwyn Sindel
Annually coordinate activities for; Survival Day – Jan 26 – Welcome to Country, Dancing, Speeches, kids activities, weaving, dancers, music, barbeque, tea, cake, coffee; NAIDOC Celebrations: July 10 – Family Fun Day at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre with same activities as above; July 11 – NAIDOC at Byron – outside event next to the Surf Club with same activities.
Sutherland Shire Reconciliation Group
Secretary Rhonda Nelson
Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group
Secretary Peter Jones
Coordinator Sister Kerry MacDermott
Annually coordinate events for; Appin Massacre Memorial (April); Sorry Day (May); Reconciliation Week (May-June); NAIDOC Week Festival Event (Walk and markets at Bradbury Oval – we have a stall (July); Winga Myamly Aboriginal Women’s Art Group (Minto Market Place Stall – periodically throughout the year).
Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.
Chairperson Kim Levers
Coordinate regular WRG Committee meetings, Annual Koori Flagraising & Mirror Flash 14th April 2019. Coordinate events and activities for; National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2019; Myall Creek Massacre Commemoration 7th – 11th June; NAIDOC Week 4 – 14 July .
Women’s Reconciliation Network
Secretary Frennie Beytagh
Monthly Yarning Circles at Redfern Community Centre usually attended by 20-25 members and a guest speaker. Dates; 25.11.18, 28.2.19, 28.3.19, 27.6.19, 25.7.19, 29.8.19.