Aboriginal women trio ‘brokered peace deal’


National Reconciliation Week will see indigenous craft sessions held at local libraries for primary school aged students.

Story appeared in: Review | May 22nd, 2017



AHEAD of National Reconciliation Week, Darug Aboriginal elders, community representatives and school leaders joined with Cumberland Council to commemorate a historic act of reconciliation at Prospect Hill.
On May 3, 212 years ago, three Aboriginal women brokered a peace meeting between key Aboriginal leaders and European settlers and Administrator Viv May says that while the event doesn't have a place in the national calendar, it should.
"What happened here over 200 years ago was a defining moment in Australia's history," he said.
"It was a remarkable gesture of reconciliation, peace and sorrow."
Also part of activities for National Reconciliation Week, indigenous craft sessions for primary school aged students will be held at Guildford Library on Monday, May 29; at the Auburn, Merrylands and Regents Park libraries on Wednesday, May 31; at Lidcombe Library on Thursday, June 1; and at Granville Library on Friday, June 2.
All sessions will be held from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, and no bookings are needed.



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