Over 75 people attended our end of term lunch last Friday. We listened to a thought-provoking presentation by a member of our local Indigenous community, who shared stories of his ancestry, discussed some of his current day experiences, and recounted some disturbing historical facts. Despite the far-reaching impacts of British colonisation, the key message was that of reconciliation.
The fabulous Yeng Gali Mullum Reconciliation Choir entertained us with many songs and invited us to join them in singing The Seekers’ famous “I Am Australian” with the moving lyrics “… I am, you are, we are Australian.”
We then sang along with our very own U3A Music Muster, who performed for the first time at Parkhills to an appreciative audience.
Special thanks go to Colin Tozer for helping to arrange this event and for his impressive didgeridoo playing. Thanks too to Denise Martin, Norelle Lawson and Nancy Smith for the wonderful job they did in the kitchen.
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