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Redlands celebrates National Reconciliation Week


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This Friday marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week (NRW), celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and promoting respect and friendship in our community.

Don’t miss these Council events

Visit Cleveland Library from 20 May to 10 July to see ‘Our Island, Our Story, Our Art- Quandamooka artists from the Redland Art Gallery Collection’. This exhibition by Redland Art Gallery and Redland Libraries presents works by 15 Quandamooka artists, spanning 35 years (1981 – 2016).

For some relaxing fun, from 1-2pm on Saturday 28 May Cleveland Library is also hosting an Indigenous-themed colouring session for adults as part of its ‘Keep Calm and Colour’ series.

NRW Community events

Community Organisation Open Minds also host their annual free National Reconciliation Week celebration from 10am – 1pm Friday 27 May at Raby Bay Harbour Park (opposite Cleveland Train Station) with music and activities.

For more information on National Reconciliation Week, visit Reconciliation Australia

 

 

Snapshot – 27 May 2014


Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit IndigiScapes or call 3824 8611.

 

National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week starts today (27 May – 3 June) and is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘How to network’

Council is hosting a free ‘How to Network’ workshop for local business. This hands-on workshop will discuss the importance of business networking and give you practical steps to do it successfully. A light snack and refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday 11 June 2014
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Where: The Red Place, Shop 14a, 99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland
RSVP: Friday 6 June 2014, karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Water meter readings

Time to clip back the cacti! We are reading water meters in Mount Cotton this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 4 June – General Meeting, 9.30am

Redlands Snapshot – 20 May 2014


National Reconciliation Week

Short Film Festival at Cleveland Library

National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June is a time to reflect on working together to celebrate our diversity, our cultural differences and our shared values.

Council is hosting a free short film festival during National Reconciliation Week in Cleveland Library with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Come along and enjoy films Ace of Spades, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina, Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, Blackbuster and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun as they make you make you laugh, think and learn more about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Free business workshop

‘People Matters’ Wednesday 28 May

Council is hosting ‘People Matters’ – a fun, free workshop providing tips and techniques for improving your people skills and ensuring ongoing business success.

  • When: Wednesday 28 May 2014, 7am – 9am
  • Where: Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point
  • RSVP: Wednesday 23 May 2014 to karen.brown@redland.qld.gov.au or 3829 8507 (places are limited)

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Library activity

Join the Adventurer’s Book Club

Calling all kids! Come and join the fun at the Adventurer’s Book Club, held monthly at Capalaba Library for children over eight years old. It’s a free afternoon of activities and book discussion, with all members also receiving a Reading Passport! The next session is 3.30pm – 4.15pm, Thursday 29 May. No bookings needed.

For more information on the great range of free library activities available, visit www.redland.qld.gov.au/Library

 

Indigi Day Out

Saturday 7 June, 10am – 9pm

Indigi Day Out takes on a new format this year with one big day of fun, food and music. The popular annual event at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runneymede Road, Capalaba is run in conjunction with Folk Redlands Festival of Music.

There’ll be environmental workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, crafts, food and folk music, rides, animal encounters and face painting. Take your own picnic or buy food from one of the stalls. New night time activities include a bush dance, twilight markets and a barbecue. The folk festival continues on Sunday.

For details visit www.indigiscapes.com.au or call 3824 8611.

 

Water meter readings

Time to restrain the Rhododendrons! We are reading water meters in Redland Bay this week. Please make sure our water meter readers have clear access to your water meter.

 

Open meetings

Wednesday 21 May and 4 June

General Meeting – 9.30am

Redlands Indigenous showcase


National Reconciliation Week will be celebrated in the Redlands with an entertaining short-film festival at the Cleveland library.

The free showcase of indigenous culture will run daily at 10am, noon and 2pm throughout National Reconciliation Week from Tuesday 27 May to Tuesday 3 June.

Blackbuster

The week offers a great opportunity to learn more about indigenous life and culture and I hope our short-film festival will help residents do that in an entertaining and interesting way.

A festival highlight will be Dennis Simmons’ Ace of Spades, based on an Aboriginal folklore story that is known throughout West Australia’s Nyoongar country.

For some song and dance, check out Blackbuster, a delightful romance centred on a bashful teenage boy and a publican’s daughter.

The festival also includes Yolngu Guya Djamamirr, The Caretaker, Who Paintin’ dis Wandjina? and Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun.

All the films are rated G or PG. Call the library on 3829 8770 for more details.

You also can join Quandamooka Dreaming’s Sandra Delaney from 11.30am on Sunday 1 June at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, for a talk about her new book, which is loaded with Dreamtime tales and stunning art.

Dates to celebrate

26 May – National Sorry Day: This day is commemorated each year since 1998 to acknowledge the Stolen Generations, indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. Information: www.nsdc.org.au.

27 May – National Reconciliation Week: National Reconciliation Week, which continues to 3 June, celebrates the rich culture and history of the first Australians. Information: www.reconciliation.org.au. The opening day on 27 May also marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum where Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the Constitution to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

3 June – Mabo Day: The High Court, in a historic judgement delivered on June 3, 1992, accepted the claim from Eddie Mabo and the other claimants that their people had occupied the island of Mer before the arrival of the British. Information: www.mabonativetitle.com

4 July – Native Title: The anniversary of the rulings giving the Quandamooka people land rights over more than 98 per cent of North Stradbroke Island. The native title agreement acknowledges the Quandamooka people as traditional owners of North Stradbroke, Peel, Goat, Bird, Stingaree and Crab islands and surrounding waters of Moreton Bay.

Council commemorates National Reconciliation Week


“I want people to see what a beautiful creature he is, how special he is – and the old Wobbegong is so often forgotten. I want people to see that beauty, so I put him up there in bright red” – Belinda Close, artist.

The beauty of one of the Redlands’ much loved Wobbegongs will adorn a new meeting room in Cleveland library to commemorate Redland City Council’s commitment to National Reconciliation Week.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said a permanent display would be unveiled at the library on 27 May to reinforce the importance of Reconciliation Week.

“Council will mark this occasion by unveiling two new meeting rooms that will include Aboriginal artwork and a commitment to the Quandamooka people,” Cr Williams said.

“The Quandamooka people are the original inhabitants of the Redlands and so this project will recognise the important role Aboriginal culture plays in the Redlands.

“This cultural significance will be re-enforced by the reproduction of artwork ‘Baby Wobbegong’ from local Aboriginal artist and long-time resident Belinda Close. This piece of art shows the beauty of the Wobbegong using rich colours and Aboriginal art techniques.

“The importance of Reconciliation Week in uniting all Australians will also be reflected through Council’s commitment to the Quandamooka people, with a message to be displayed on the wall of the new Cleveland Library public meeting room.

“Our commitment is part of Council’s 2030 community plan and recognises the important role the Quandamooka People play in the history of the Redlands.” (The commitment is included in the attached).

Cr Williams said the new meeting rooms would be unveiled at a special National Reconciliation Week event that would include local dignitaries, elders and Aboriginal artists.”

“The larger room will display a series of photos of local elders and a number of local Aboriginal artworks to represent the rich Aboriginal history of the Redlands – along with Council’s statement of commitment to the Quandamooka people. This meeting room will be available for use by residents,” she said.

“The smaller meeting room will be called the Mil Binnung room which translates to, “listen and to observe.” It will feature a photo of Dr Robert (‘Uncle Bob’) Anderson along with the speech he gave at the Consent Determination Hearing when native title was granted in 2011.”

Council’s Senior Advisor Aboriginal Partnerships Di Andrews said the inclusion of photos of local elders was very significant, and that they would remain as a permanent wall display.

“The fact that we have 27 local elders who have allowed Council to use their photos to celebrate our commitment to the Aboriginal community is fantastic and I would like to congratulate and thank them for their involvement,” she said.

Council’s National Reconciliation Week activities will also include the dedication of a welcoming space in the library.

This space will include art from local Aboriginal artists Craig Tapp and Dean Tyson, as well as Aboriginal books and magazines so people can learn more about Aboriginal culture.