Reconciliation Week Celebrations

Pathfinders was involved in a number of Reconciliation Week activities last week


Corroboree Magic, a community made mosaic, was officially unveiled today to coincide with the end of Reconciliation Week.

Having worked together to complete the art piece, Kempsey Shire Council, Community Housing Ltd, Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre and the Dunghutti Elders Council were pleased to officially unveil the symbolic mosaic on the Westpac Bank building in Kempsey.

The ceremony began with a warming Welcome to Country by Uncle Fred Kelly voicing to the crowd the significance of the Macleay Valley to him and the Dunghutti people, followed by Uncle John Kelly using gum leaves to perform a traditional smoking ceremony.

Kempsey Shire Mayor, Liz Campbell, celebrated Corroboree Magic’s brilliance, pointing to the name and location in the Kempsey CBD as symbolic in connecting the local community to Aboriginal culture.

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Pictured above enjoying the event from Family Connect and Support program in Kempsey is from left: Ashley Sloane, Pip Brown, Michelle Mayhew and Tegan DeGioia.


Also in Coffs Harbour Reconciliation Week was celebrated with a morning tea, with invited guests, Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) whom Pathfinders have a MOU with.

Morning tea consisted of kangaroo sausage rolls, kangaroo savoury meat balls, fried scones, lemon myrtle and wattle seed sponge cake, bush tucker jams (wild lemon and raspberry), followed by lemon myrtle tea and rosella lemonade.  The Uniting Church donated a plate of scones and muffins with jam and cream! Well done to Suszanne, Carroll & Sonya for organising  this.

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