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Tree presentation to the Wathaurong people on behalf of the City of Greater Geelong

Category: Event
Date: 7 July 1997
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Location:Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
Summary Information:
The tree was presented to the Wathaurong people by Council and residents of the City of Greater Geelong on the 7th July 1997 during NAIDOC week. It was presented in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and in the spirit of reconciliation.
Detailed Information:
A letter from the Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong to the Chairperson and Elders of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, dated the 7th July 1997, stated:

'In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and in the spirit of reconciliation, I have pleasure in presenting this tree to the Wathaurong people on behalf of the Council and residents of the City of Greater Geelong. The planting of this tree will be accompanied by the delivery of additional Indigenous trees for the area surrounding the Wathaurong Meeting Place and ultimately the laying of a plaque recognising this plant as the 'Referendum' Tree.'

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  • Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative Limited
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • Event
  • NAIDOC Week
  • People
  • Wathaurong People

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    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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