Stolen Generations Marker Launch

Saturday 26 May 2018

The City of Yarra will launch a new public artwork commemorating the Stolen Generations. Remember Me by Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi artist Reko Rennie, was commissioned by Yarra City Council with support from the Victorian Government.

It will be officially launched by Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Colin Hunter, on the 20th anniversary of National Sorry Day―26 May 2018. 

Yarra City Council has been working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to create this public artwork and garden to honour the struggles and resilience of the Stolen Generations.

Located in Atherton Gardens in Fitzroy, an historic gathering place where Aboriginal people came to find and reconnect with family, the Marker and garden is a place of reflection and respectful commemoration.

Commencing at 3pm sharp this special event will include ceremony, guest speakers and performances by Deborah Cheetham AO, Kutcha Edwards, Illana Atkinson, Djirri Djirri Dance Group, Jindi Worabak Dancers, Koori Youth Will Shake Spears Dance Group and Uncle Jack Charles.  

Yarra City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Owners of this land.

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Date and time:
3pm sharp - 5.30pm
Saturday 26 May 2018

Atherton Gardens, corner Brunswick and Gertrude Streets