Friday, 23 March 2012

New website for reconciliation

Pop by the Reconciliation Australia website for some great ways to become involved in Reconciliation Week in May 2012. We'll have more about Reconciliation in the Park (27th May) here in Geelong (Djillong) shortly. Stay tuned.

Great success for the first GOFRG film night: next one May 15th

GOFRG was delighted that 35 people came to the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative in North Geelong to see 'The Experience of William Buckley' for our first movie viewing of the year, in March.

Geelong library have now bought a copy of the DVD, so you can also watch this magnificent program about our local history. Thanks to the library for supporting reconciliation......

Remember to put 15th May in your diaries for the next film night featuring 'Mad Bastards'.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Closing the Gap forum in Geelong 21st March 2012

When: Wednesday 21st March
Time: 9am registration to 4pm
(Morning tea and lunch provided)

Geelong Clinical School,
285 Ryrie St, Geelong,
Enter via front of Kitchener House
Places are limited - RSVP closes 16th March

Please register your name, email, organisation and position to:
(Please indicate any dietary requirements with your RSVP)

Elizabeth Pike honored in the Indigenous Honor Roll

2012 saw the launch of the Indigenous Honour Roll.  Amongst the inspiring stories of overdue recognition of some inspirational people was a local Aboriginal woman - Elizabeth Pike. 

Reconciliation week events in Geelong May 2012

The Geelong Art Gallery will be hosting a children's art exhibition in collaboration with Geelong One Fire during Reconciliation week in May 2012. To stay in touch with reconciliation week events at the Gallery please follow this link:

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group will host movie evenings every 2 months during 2012

Venue: Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op
Lot 62 Morgan Street, North Geelong Victoria 3215
(please park outside the entrance, and follow the signs)
Time: 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening
Cost: donations appreciated:

All movies will include some discussion time afterwards.
Please let us know if you need help to get there:

  • 20th March: Reincarnation of William Buckley – “the incredible story of William Buckley: the escaped convict who lived with Aboriginal people in Victoria for 32 years in the early 1800s, before Melbourne was established” (ABC1/December Films, 60mins)
  • 15th May: Mad Bastards - “a beautifully measured take on violence and redemption … irresistible … a sublime soundtrack… a triumph in every sense.” (94 mins)
  • 17th July: Bush Mechanics – “The adventures of a group of outback Aboriginal Musicians & their never ending car trouble. Bodgy(but effective) repairs save the day”(30mins)
  • 18th September: Murunduk – (songs of freedom) is a feature documentary that journeys into the heart of Aboriginal protest music following The Black Arm Band (92 mins)
  • 20th November & AGM: The First Australians – episode 3, focuses on the first Australians of Victoria and the lives of Simon Wonga and William Barak (60 mins)