If you would like to experience first-hand what it’s like to stay on a mission and learn about Aboriginal culture and history, as well as see a top class Maori performing arts group, circle the weekend of the 4th June on your calendar.
The Peak Hill Aboriginal Working Party and Central West Lachlan Landcare are excited to announce a free community event, ‘Back to Bulgandramine Cultural Gathering’ in celebration of National Reconciliation Week 2016.
This event, held at the Bulgandramine Mission, will showcase some of Wiradjuri finest Aboriginal artists, dancers and performers, as well as special guests from Sydney and New Zealand’s top Maori performing arts group ‘Te Raranga Whannui’ with their ground shaking performances followed by a traditional Maori Hangi Dinner.
For the star gazers, Dark Skies Down Under will teach you about astronomy on Saturday night, while a special church service will take place on Sunday morning. Bulgandramine Mission, located 22kms on the western side of Peak Hill, will come alive again through performances, food, art, storytelling and dance. There will be ample of activities for kids including crafts, weaving and face painting. The day is provided free of charge with a bus service running from Parkes with regular trips between Parkes, Peak Hill and Bulgandramine.
The National Reconciliation Week (NRW) theme for 2016 is ‘Our History, Our Story, Our Future’. This theme is derived from the State of Reconciliation in Australia report, which asks all Australians to reflect on our national identity and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander histories, cultures and rights in our nation’s story. NRW is a chance for all of us to take make a change in our schools, workplaces and communities, no matter how big or small they are.
For further information or to book your seat, contact Karryn Keed on 0407 162 799.