FOR several years a remembrance ceremony has been held in Maleny on January 26 that acknowledges the human cost of frontier conflicts for Indigenous people.
Anyone is welcome to attend this year’s one-hour ceremony from 10am at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. Attendees are welcome from 9.45am.
During the ceremony a minute’s silence will be observed to remember the Indigenous people of this continent and its islands who lost their lives in the dispossession of their land that began on January 26, 1788.
The ceremony comprises a welcome to country, excerpts from history (especially local history), poetry, music and song. There is also time for silent meditative remembrance.
The event provides an opportunity for those in the hinterland and Glasshouse region to remember and honour those who died seeking to defend or retain their ancient homeland, which is now called Australia.
For seating arrangements and information contact Ray Barraclough on 5499 6893 or 0451 049 516, or email email@example.com
When: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 10–11am, arrival from 9.45am
Where: Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane, Maleny