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Commitment to Nyungar People by the City of Bunbury

Category: Event
Date: 6 September 1994
Sub Category:Statement of Commitment/Intention
Location:Bunbury, south-west of Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • City of Bunbury: A Commitment to Nyungar People
  • Subject Matter:Reconciliation | Local Government
    Summary Information:
    The City of Bunbury, in the south-west of Western Australia, and the Aboriginal Community of Bunbury signed the City of Bunbury Commitment to Nyungar People on the 6 September 1994.
    Detailed Information:
    The Commitment states:
    '
  • The City of Bunbury acknowledges that Nyungars were the first people of this area and have survived Wadjela (non-Aboriginal) settlement for more than two centuries.
  • The arrival of Wadjelas brought massive change to this land and to its Indigenous people.
  • For its part, the City of Bunbury acknowledges and grieves for the loss by the Indigenous people of their land, their children, their health and their lives.
  • We acknowledge the right of Nyungars to live according to their own values and customs, subject to law, and to mutually respect Nyungar special places.
  • The Council supports Nyungars and Wadjelas working together towards a treaty or other instrument of reconciliation which promotes a greater understanding of Nyungar and Wadjela peoples history and culture in our community.
  • The Council recognises the positive contribution made by Nyungars and looks forward to a future of mutual respect and harmony.'

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • City of Bunbury - Signatory
  • People
  • Aboriginal Community of Bunbury - Signatory
  • Noongar People

  • References

    Resource
    Australian Local Government Association City of Bunbury: A Commitment to Nyungar People

    Glossary

    Statement of Commitment/Intention (Australia)

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