Nannup Reconciliation Pathway

Nannup Reconciliation Pethway, indigenous art, public art

Public Art : Nannup Reconciliation Pathway

Artists : © Students from the Nannup District High school and Lake Jasper Special Project School (an Aboriginal community school).

Description: The Reconciliation Pathway consists of series of handpainted concrete slabs featuring indigenous art themes. The pathway was created in the shape of a circle between two lines. This being a traditional indigenous art symbols representing people coming to a central lcation to gather or rest.  Within the centre of the circle are two Balga trees planted by the students .

Date Unveiled: The official opening ceremony was held on Friday, June the 9th, 2006. The key speaker was Michella Hutchins, a Waljin- Rainbow woman who spoke of  environmental sustainability, appreciation of the Nannup bushlands and Blackwood River and the importance of people sharing knowledge and understanding to build bridges of communication and harmony. The Nannup students sang "I am Australian" in Nyoongar (the local Aboriginal dialect).

Location: The reconciliation Pathway is located at the Foreshore Park Amphitheatre near the banks of the Blackwood River, Nannup, Western Australia.

Inscription:

Nidja Nongar Boodjar Noonook Nyininy

This land does not belong to us, we belong to the land
This pathway reresents Nannup
A place to stop and rest
Promoting reconciliation
Raising awareness of local indigenous culture
Recognising traditional custodians of country
Building unity for the future
Created by Jack Buntain, Blackwood Waterwatch
In community partnership with
Nannup DHS, Lake Jasper Special Project School, DEC,
Nannup Shire and local Wardandi people.
Opened by Mitchella Hitchins - Waljin
Rainbow Woman 2006

 

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