Reconciliation Walk

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council encourages and supports Reconciliation. Each year Council holds a Reconciliation Walk which sees students from local schools, Aboriginal elders, Councillors and community members walk from the rivers edge at Trinculo Place, over Queen's Bridge to the Reconciliation Garden in Queanbeyan Park.

The Reconciliation Walk is held as part of National Reconciliation Week which celebrates the rich culture and history of the first Australians. Reconciliation Week calls for proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for their cultural longevity and resilience but also for their continued contribution to our national identity.

Queanbeyan’s annual Reconciliation Walk commences under the Queens Bridge on Trinculo Place (Ray Morton Park) with hundreds of school children and community representatives gathering at 10.15am. Community Elders and Queanbeyan councillors then lead the walk up Monaro Street to the Reconciliation Garden in Queanbeyan Park on the corner of Lowe and Campbell Streets.

The following roads will be closed between 10.15am and 11.10am on the day to cater for the walk:

  • Bungendore Road: Between Atkinson Street and Queens Bridge
  • Monaro Street: Between Queens Bridge and Lowe Street

All community members are invited to join the event, either by participating in the Reconciliation Walk or by lining Monaro Street to show their support. After the walk there is an official ceremony at the Reconciliation Garden and participants are invited to attend a BBQ and refreshments provide by Council.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Geraldine Manser, Manager - Community and Cultural Development on 6285 6553 or by email to Geraldine.Manser@qprc.nsw.gov.au

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