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Our Story


History and Activities

Reconciliation Manningham was founded in 1997 as a member of a state-wide organisation, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR). Since then, many more local Reconciliation Groups have become active under the state-wide banner of Reconciliation Victoria.

During our lifetime, Reconciliation Manningham has conducted many public events involving Aboriginal Elders. This includes walking tours of historic local sites, seminars on traditional Aboriginal land use practices, and the life journeys of significant Aboriginal figures, such as Simon Wonga.

We have supported the local Aboriginal organisation Mullum-Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP), which includes successfully advocating for government funding to purchase the old church property they occupy. In this endeavour, we work closely with an affiliation of reconciliation groups in the east metropolitan region (REM).

We have researched the life stories and achievements of various historic Aboriginal figures, to support their nomination to the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll. This has to date seen the successful nomination of more than a dozen renowned Elders.

In recent times, we have launched our Facebook page.  Every week, our followers enjoy interesting articles on Aboriginal history, culture and current issues facing the reconciliation movement.

Our continuing strong commitment to public education stems from the fact that several of our members have been from the teaching profession. We have accordingly supported local primary and secondary schools, as well as U3As, in developing curriculum content on Aboriginal studies. Our website contains a substantial amount of such study material, which is freely available to all.

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