Who We Are
Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal peoples of this country are divided because the land in which we live was seized from the Aboriginal people without their consent. Since then Aboriginal people have suffered an erosion of their culture, destruction of their traditional way of life, and systematic attempts to eliminate them as separate races.
Reconciliation is the term used to describe efforts to overcome these injustices.
Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group aims to foster and promote reconciliation in the region. “One Fire” reflects our desire to achieve the meeting of people “around the fire” in mutual respect and understanding.
Our objectives are to consult with Aboriginal Elders and community to develop policies, recommendations and action plans in pursuit of the following:
- Actively promote reconciliation in the Geelong region;
- Raise public awareness of Aboriginal history and culture, and of Aboriginal issues such as health, housing, employment, education and cultural heritage preservation;
- Work with all levels of government to identify and overcome issues contributing to Aboriginal disadvantage in health, well-being and opportunity;
- Work with the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative to address local Aboriginal issues;
- Promote the integration of Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal history within the various educational bodies of the region.
The group (usually) meets on the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month at 7.30pm.
All meetings will be at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op, Morgan Street, North Geelong.
Tuesday 16th February: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 15th March: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 19th April: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 17th May: 7.15-9.15pm
Tuesday 21st June: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 19th July: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 16th August: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 20th September: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 18th October: 7.30 - 9.15pm
Tuesday 15th November (AGM) 7.00 - 9.15pm
'Reconciliation in the Park' will be on Sunday 29th May this year. See 'What's Happening' page for more details.
For further information about reconciliation in Victoria, please see the following two websites -
Reconciliation Victoria - http://reconciliationvic.org.au/
Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (ANTAR) Victoria - http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/
This website was funded by the City of Greater Geelong