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Blackwood Reconciliation Walk — Sorry Day 2024

You are warmly invited to join in a significant community event - the annual Blackwood Reconciliation Walk hosted by the Blackwood Reconciliation Group.

Event Details

  • Date: National Sorry Day, Sunday 26 May 2024
  • Time: Starting at 11:30am
  • Meeting Point: 358 Shepherds Hill Road, car park on the corner of Gladstone Road and Shepherds Hill Road (view map of the walk)
  • Route: The walk will extend down the footpath, culminating at Colebrook Reconciliation Park at 12:30pm

Why Join Us?

The Sorry Day Walk is an occasion for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together in the spirit of Reconciliation to commemorate the Stolen Generations. It marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week and this year recognises 100 years since the first removals of First Nations children in April 1924 from Oodnadatta and the subsequent establishment of the former Colebrook Training Home at Eden Hills, as well as 30 years since the establishment of the Blackwood Reconciliation Group.

What to Expect

The event will feature a Welcome to Country, cultural performances, speeches from Aboriginal leaders and other dignitaries, including the Governor of South Australia, all ages activities and workshops, and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch or purchase from the BBQ or catering vendors and join in the afternoon's program of events. For further details and updates, please visit the BRG Walk Facebook Event.

The Blackwood Reconciliation Group looks forward to seeing you and your family at this significant local event.