Snapshots from the recent Caring for Country Community Planting Event held as part of the Place of Reconciliation project at Banks Reserve / Warndoolier. You can find this special part of the world on Joel Terrace in East Perth.
The event was hosted by the City of Vincent, with support from the Vincent Reconciliation Group and participation by the Claise Brook Catchment Group.
It was a very chilly morning, but luckily a very heart warming event!
Elders Doolann-Leisha and Walter Eatts preparing to deliver the Welcome to Country, accompanied by Samuel Pilot-Kickett on the didgeridoo
Community members planting out the banks of Walter’s Brook
Community members helping with the final stages of planting
Even our youngest community members got involved!
Enjoying the day
Posted in Community Development, Community Hubs, Cultural Planning, Place Making, Reconciliation
Tagged Banks Reserve, caring for country, city of vincent, claise brook catchment group, Place Making, place of reconciliation, reconciliation, vincent reconciliation group, walter's brook, warndoolier
Those of you who have been following this blog for a while might remember that back in May 2012 the people and City of Vincent and Nyungah Elders officially recognised Banks Reserve, a beautiful local riverside park that rests on land known to Whadjuk-Nyungah people as Warndoolier, as a ‘Place of Reconciliation’.
The event was part of a partnership project between the Vincent Reconciliation Group and the City of Vincent. You can read more about the history of the reconciliation project here and here.
Reconciliation Week is rolling around again and this year the City of Vincent is hosting a Community Planting Day to celebrate the completion of one significant element of the ongoing Place of Reconciliation project – the restoration of Walter’s Brook.
Community members are invited to join in planting 800 plants around Walter’s Brook over two planting sessions, followed by a relaxing BBQ.
See here for full event details and to register to attend.
I’ll be there getting my hands dirty! Would love to see you there too.
Are you interested in Reconciliation? Do you live or work in the Town of Vincent?
If you answered yes, then you’re invited to be part of the Reconciliation Place project at Banks Reserve in East Perth, next to the Derbaal Yerrigan (Swan River). The project aims to further develop Banks Reserve as a place of reconciliation for the Town of Vincent community, through bringing people of all backgrounds together to create community artwork that will promote reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and enhance the existing features and community uses of Banks Reserve.
The project kicked off with a very special Reconciliation Ceremony held during National Reconciliation Week in May.
The next step is a community workshop to develop a vision of how reconciliation can be celebrated in the park. Full details of the upcoming workshop are here.
Banks Reserve Reconciliation Ceremony 29 May