Pupils at Holy Rosary Primary School have displayed indigenous-inspired totems to mark National Reconciliation Week.BARBARA SUNGAILA June 3, 2014 11:00pm
World over 50s champion boomerang thrower Rob Croll keeps a watchful eye on seven-year-old Jordyn Dumigan’s technique. Photo: Barbara Sungaila
National Reconciliation Week saw Holy Rosary Primary School’s indigenous totems on display.
They were the brainchild of former principal Dr Kevin Messer and signified recognition of the school’s own commitment to reconciliation and the path towards acknowledgement and healing between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.
Teacher Tania Malavisi said the totems were made and decorated using traditional indigenous colours and iconography by grades five and six students in 2012.
‘‘These totems have, since their creation in 2012, been put on public display during National Reconciliation Week as a sign of active reflection relative to unjust treatment of our indigenous brothers and sisters over the course of history,’’ Mrs Malavisi said.
‘‘It is but a small contribution towards healing, however our school, and indeed our children, are very proud to proactively demonstrate their support of reconciliation between our two peoples.’’
McDonald's owners to pass on baton
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.