Bullawah Cultural Trail wins state-wide Award

 Posted: 15-06-2017

The Bullawah Cultural Trail Project has been recognised for advancing reconciliation in Victoria with a state-wide award.

Rural City of Wangaratta received the Community HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) Award in the Local Government category at an award ceremony at the Koorie Heritage Trust on Friday 2 June 2017.

The Awards recognise Victorian partnerships and initiatives that contribute to  reconciliation outcomes at a local level and demonstrate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together, and initiatives that have contributed to relationships, respect and understanding.

Mayor Ken Clarke OAM said the award was recognition of the work by Council in partnership with the community.

“The recognition of this project is particularly important during National Reconciliation Week and the project’s objectives align with this year’s theme of ‘Together let’s take the next steps’. I would like to congratulate the Elders that contributed to this project, the Dirrawarra Indigenous Network, the artists, the Council Officers and the community for embracing the project,” he said.

The Bullawah Cultural Trail Project was developed along the Ovens River shared path to showcase, share and record our local Aboriginal cultural heritage. The word ‘Bullawah’ is a Pangerang word and means “two over the river” and signifies the suspension bridges.

Bullawah also signifies Indigenous and non-indigenous people walking together hand in hand toward reconciliation and the coming together of cultures.

The Bullawah Cultural Trail incorporates interpretive signage, sculptures, public art, short films, medicinal plants, bush tucker and the Marmungun Rock that honours local Indigenous and Non‐Indigenous leaders in the community.

Last Updated: 15-06-2017

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