Reconciliation Week Morning Tea Event
Image: The Alfred Hawes Stone 1860s photograph of Bessy Flowers pictured in No–Longer a Wandering Spirit – Imaginaries of Bessy Flowers, 2016. Photograph © Sharon Huebner.
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In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. Much has happened since the early days of the people’s movement for reconciliation, including greater acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights to land and sea; understanding of the impact of government policies and frontier conflicts; and an embracing of stories of Indigenous success and contribution. 2020 also marks the twentieth anniversary of the reconciliation walks of 2000, when people came together to walk on bridges and roads across the nation and show their support for a more reconciled Australia. As always, we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and Australians now benefit from the efforts and contributions of people committed to reconciliation in the past. Today we work together to further that national journey towards a fully reconciled country.
As part of National Reconciliation Week 2020 we are pleased to host a special virtual morning tea. We will be joined by Ezzard Flowers, who will introduce the short film, ‘No Longer a Wandering Spirit - Imaginaries of Bessy Flowers’ (2016) which was co-written and directed by Sharon Huebner from the Indigenous Studies Unit in collaboration with Ezzard and members of the Bryant families from the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust in East Gippsland, Victoria.
The Webinar will run for approximately 40 minutes. This includes Ezzard’s interview and the screening of the short film.