Narromine Reconciliation Day 2018

More than 150 people flocked to Dundas Park on June 1 to celebrate diversity, culture and respect.

Students from Narromine and Trangie along with community members gathered together to celebrate Reconciliation Day hosted by the Narromine Shire Council and Local Aboriginal Community Groups.

Guests were welcomed to the day with an acknowledgement to country by proud Wiradjuri elder Ruth Carney. Narromine Shire Deputy Mayor Dawn Collins was the MC for the event and the Rotary club cooked the barbecue for guests. 

To mark the occasion flags were raised by Narromine High School captains, and special performances were made by the Trangie Central School Aboriginal dance group and Narromine High School dance group. 

Mrs Carney said it was especially wonderful to see a number of Aboriginal elders attend the day, which helps to promote respect to the younger generation. “We had a number of Aboriginal elders attend, which is very important in showing the young ones what we can do,” she said.

“The kids did a wonderful job in their performances, and I’m so grateful that it went as well as it did.”

Mrs Carney also said that Sydney CEO of Museums and Galleries, Michael Rolfe while visiting Narromine to visit the museums in the Shire, also took part in enjoying the day.

“It was a great day and I would like to personally thank, and on behalf of the Aboriginal community, the Shire especially Kelly McCutcheon and Vas Roberts who very kindly helped organise a great day.”