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Commitment to Nyungar People by the City of Bunbury
|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.'
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