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2017 Guringai Festival


2017 Guringai Festival

Some of the events below were part of the 2017 Guringai Festival

10:00am - 11am/Noon Sunday 28th May 2017
Sydney Native Bees - Installation & Discussion


Sydney Native Bees

Please join us in welcoming a newly rescued, natural habitat 'Native Stingless Bee Nest' into our community, with a short introductory talk and Q & A on our native 'solitary & social' bees. Learn about Aboriginal people’s integral relationship with 'Ngarruu' - the Sugarbag Bee, through medicine, tools, food and spirit and how to connect and contribute to the conservation of indigenous biodiversity in Sydney's urbanised environment.

Made possible by: Sydney Native Bees, ASGMWP and Permaculture Northern Beaches

More details: dan@sydneynativebees.com

Where: Coastal Environment Centre, 1 Lake Park Road - Pelican Path, Narrabeen

2pm - 6pm Sunday 28th May 2017
Commemorate National Sorry Day


Commemorate National Sorry Day

A time for all Australians to reflect on the profound grief and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly members of the Stolen Generation. It is also an opportunity to celebrate their strength and resilience, and to reaffirm our shared commitment to healing and reconciliation.

Together we can make a difference!

BBQ and afternoon tea. Aboriginal artefacts will be on display>

Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country.>

Didgeridoo playing, Aboriginal dancing, local Aboriginal sisters singing. Boomerang painting Kids.

  Click here to download the flyer.

Where: Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve 53 Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen

6:30pm - 9:30pm Friday 2nd June 2017
Singing Up Country


Singing Up Country

Dinner and Show celebrating his 60 year musical journey.

Johnny Nicol, great jazz guitarist and singer, is a Birri-gubba man from North Queensland. This year he celebrates his 60 years in show business at a Dinner and Show by telling stories and performing pieces from his long musical journey. Hosted by the Frenchs Forest Catholic Parish Social Justice Group in partnership with the Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community, as part of the continuing journey of Sharing the Story, Sharing the Land.

Where: St Anthony In The Fields, 46 Myoora Road, Terrey Hills

10am - 2pm Saturday 3rd June 2017
Narrabeen Lagoon Walk


Narrabeen Lagoon Walk

A great exploration especially for children's eyes: extraordinary biodiversity set within the surprisingly ever changing landscape of the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment. Allow 4 -5 hrs. BYO lunch and water.

Where: 27 Morgan Rd, Oxford Falls, end at Deep Creek and carpool back.

10am - 2pm Sunday 11th June 2017
Bushwalk in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment


Bushwalk in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment

A walk you will remember forever. See great views from Red Hill. Bring your camera with you. We will walk down to Oxford Falls and carpool back. Allow 4 hours. BYO lunch and water.

Where: 2-10 Cromer Rd 300 meters after entrance to Cromer Golf Club.

10am - Noon Wednesday 14th June 2017
Movie Screening: Jasper Jones


Jasper Jones

Growing up in a small country town in 1965, Charlie’s uneventful life is turned on its head when the town outcast, an Indigenous boy named Jasper Jones appears at his window begging him for help.

Jasper has found the dead body of local girl Laura Wishart, beaten, bruised and hanging from a tree. Terrified he will be blamed for her death Jasper enlists Charlie to help find the true killer.

Made possible by: Josephine & Roy Mustaca of Collaroy Cinema.

Where: Collaroy Cinema 1097 Pittwater Road, Collaroy 2097

10am - 1pm Sunday 25th June 2017
Walk the Basin Track with Uncle Laurie Bimson


Walk the Basin Track with Uncle Laurie Bimson

At the site you will be told stories of times long gone by. There will be explanations as to how the rock carvings were used as school rooms for Aboriginal children. Bring your camera for the view from West Head. Amazing!

Where: West Head Rd Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

7:30pm - 9:30pm Monday 10th July 2017
2017 NAIDOC Theme - Our Languages Matter


2017 NAIDOC Theme - Our Languages Matter

Keeping the Language Alive How You Can Help with Special Guest Speaker David Tribe

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

10am, Wednesday 17th June 2015
FREE SCREENING - Charlie's Country


FREE SCREENING - Charlie's Country

Blackfella Charlie is out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws now. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

Where: Collaroy Cinema

Click here to see screening flyer


2015 ASGMWP Guringai Festival Events


2015 REMEMBERANCE WALK
Click here to download the event brochure.

9am – 1pm, Tuesday 26th May
Pathways to Recovery for Stolen Generations Survivors and their Families


Sorry Day Event 2015

National Sorry Day is an Australian wide observance day held on May 26 each year. This day gives us a chance to come together and share the stories and walk together towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

Where: The Pavilion @ The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Click here to see the flyer ( 2,220 KB ).
Sunday 24th May 2015 - 3pm
2015 REMEMBERANCE WALK


2015 REMEMBERANCE WALK

ASG members and interested members of the community meet at 3pm at Berry Park, Narrabeen where a Welcome to Country will be given and a small talk, then a silent walk to the Scout Hall at Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway. This is a journey of healing to remember the Stolen Generations, the children and their families, the meaning and repercussions of this to all Australians today. A Smoking Ceremony will greet you when you arrive at the Scout Hall.

Monday 11th May at 7.30pm.
Invitation to the movie:Black Man's Houses


Winner Best Australian Film Melbourne Film Festival

More than a hundred years after the Tasmanian Aboriginals were declared extinct. This documentary tells the story of black survival. The neglected burial site at Wybalenna (or ‘Black Man’s Houses’) in the 1830s was Australia’s first segregated reserve.

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Monday 9th March at 7.30pm.
Aboriginal Sites in Sydney's North


Guest Speaker: Bob Conroy

Formerly a senior manager of NPWS, Bob will describe the fascinating heritage found along the Hawkesbury River then Listen to the sound of the didgeridoo while Enjoying freshly cooked Johnnie cakes

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Click here to see the flyer

Monday 10th November at 7.30pm.
Pastor Ray Minniecon


Is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi Nation and the Gurang Gurang Nation.

And a long time fighter for Aboriginal rights and dignity.

Ray has had extensive involvement with many Aboriginal educational programs

Ray Will be talking about:

  • The Coloured Digger Project
  • Kinchela Boys Home
  • Serving a ‘changing’ Redfern and much more!
  • Plus Q&A

Ray earned a BA in Theology and Education at Murdoch University, WA.

In 2001, Ray spoke in Italy at a Global Forum on Ethics and Economics,where he also had a private audience with the Pope.

Click here to see the flyer

Monday 8th September at 7.30pm.
Bennelong and Bungaree


  

Keith Vincent Smith - A Historian in Indigenous People

Keith will give an illustrated talk about these significant Aboriginal leaders.

Bungaree circumnavigated Australia with Matthew Flinders and was one of the first people to be called an Australian.

He was granted land at Georges Head by Governor Macquarie 200 years ago on 31 January 2015.

Click here to see the flyer

Monday July 14th at 7.30pm.
NAIDOC 2014


Neil Evers explains NAIDOC Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond

Then Adam Cryer (Aboriginal Child Youth & Family – Community Facilitator, Hornsby Shire Council) will show:

Mini Short Film Festival

  • Spiritual Connections
  • Rainbow Serpent's Cave
  • Devil's Rock

As part of the ‘Our Place’ Project, the three short films feature Aboriginal stories that are told by descendants of the Durag & Guringai people, and are associated with the Hornsby Shire.

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale

Cost: Free and all welcome including light supper

Click here to see the flyer

Monday May 12th at 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park


Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Guest speakers Judith Bennett & Jenny Harris will outline the future plans for the Gai-mariagal Aboriginal Owned National Park.

Monday July 14th 2014 at 7.30pm.
Information night: NAIDOC 2014


Neil Evers explains NAIDOC Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond

Then Adam Cryer (Aboriginal Child Youth & Family – Community Facilitator, Hornsby Shire Council) will show:

Mini Short Film Festival:

  • Spiritual Connections
  • Rainbow Serpent's Cave
  • Devil's Rock

As part of the ‘Our Place’ Project, the three short films feature Aboriginal stories that are told by descendants of the Durag & Guringai people, and are associated with the Hornsby Shire.

Cost: Free

Click here to see the flyer.

Monday March 10th 2014 at 7.30pm.
Information night: Film, Mystery Road


An Indigenous detective investigates the murder of a teenage girl in a small town in the Outback. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson. Written & Directed by Ivan Sen. Rated M.

When: 9.45am – 12 noon, Wednesday 18th June
Where: Collaroy Cinema, 1097 Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Cost: Free

Click here to see the flyer.

Click here to watch the Official trailer

Monday March 10th 2014 at 7.30pm.
Information night: Film, Utopia


When: Monday March 10th at 7.30pm.
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see the flyer.

More Info: 'Utopia' does exist but it's far from idyllic in Australia

Monday Nov 11th 2013 at 7.30pm.
Information night: Film, First Footprints


Guest speaker: Director, Martin Butler
We screened the highly acclaimed documentary 'First Footprints'. People had the chance to meet and talk with the documentary director, Martin Butler.

When:Monday November 11th at 7.30pm.
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday Sept 9th at 7.30pm.
Information night: Guest Speaker: Glen Klatovsky

Glen will update us on the current situation and future developments. Will it retain its unique social and environmental heritage? Or will it become another industrial zone?

When:Monday Sept 9th at 7.30pm.
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday May 13th at 7.30pm.
Information night: Guest Speakers: Jeff McMullen and Graeme Mundine

Our guest speakers will give an update on the NT Intervention, as it is still going on via Stronger Futures, and will do so for at least another nine and a half years

When:Monday May 13th at 7.30pm.
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Sunday 26th May 2013 - 3pm - 5:30pm
ASG event for National Sorry day

* Remeberance walk
* Welcome to Country
* Small hand out to all children
* Craft and Jewellery making for the children.
* A talk on the Stolen Generations.
* Dancing by the Girls from the Biala Aboriginal Hostel
* The Mcminn Aboriginal Dancers
* Local Aboriginal group “Bangaly”, Singing and didgeridoo
* BBQ

When:Sunday 26th May 2013 - 3pm - 5:30pm
Where: Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday March 11th at 7.30pm.
Information night: Guest Speaker: Shane Phillips (CEO of Tribal Warrior)

Australia’s 2013 Local Hero Explains the Tribal Warrior Mentor Program; An initiative that focuses on simple life skills, teaching & mentoring. We target young offenders who have been referred to us by Police & Juvenile justice with the aim of getting them ready for work and gearing them to stay focused on their own personal situation

When:Monday March 11th at 7.30pm.
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday November 12th
Information night: Guest Speaker: Julie Janson, Connecting with Identity through History.

Julie explained how she found her Darug mob through contact with the Aboriginal community in the West of Sydney.

When: Monday November 12th
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday 10th September 2012. ASG Information Night:

Information night: A night to remember.

Re-discover bush tucker, traditional foods and discover bush tucker and customs of Australia's first peoples.

When: Monday 14 May 2012
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)

Cost: Free

Click here to see full details.

Monday 9th July 2012. ASG Information Night:

Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians, Will We Get it Right?

Wednesday June 20 2012 Film screening: The Tall Man

When:Wednesday June 20 2012, 10am-12Noon

The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee allegedly swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.

Where:Collaroy Cinema, 1097 Pittwater Road, Collaroy.


Admission: Gold coin donation

See here for further details
Saturday June 23 2012 Discovery Walk in Guringai Country

When:Saturday June 23 2012, 9am - 1pm

A FREE Event at Kuringai Chase National Park A guided tour of Aboriginal rock carvings by Les McLeod, a Discovery Ranger – to be followed by Aboriginal games and barbecue with marinated kangaroo, emu sausages and jonny cakes and a cup of tea. Remember to bring appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes, water, hat, sunscreen and be prepared for a great experience. Participants receive

Where:Kuringai Chase National Park.


Admission: Donations welcome, (Sponsored by ASG-MWP and NPWS).

Sunday 27th May 2012 Sorry day

When: Sunday 27th May 2012

- 3pm Remembrance Walk From Berry Reserve (near the Narrabeen tramshed carpark) at Narrabeen to Bilarong Reserve.

- 3.30pm at the Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve as we commemorate the day with Dance, Songs and Activities. You can help build the wall of hands, bangle and jewellery making, colouringin and drawing for the children. Story telling by Georgia Davies from the Manly Selective High School. Didgeridoo playing and of course a free BBQ Tea/ Coffee and Snacks. An opportunity for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal persons to come together and yarn, the way it should be.

Cost: Free

See here for further details
Monday May 28 2012 Aboriginal Heritage of the Narrabeen Area

When: Monday May 28 2012, 7pm - 9.30pm

Speakers: Julie Janson, Lois Birk and Dennis Foley In association with: Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment. Narrabeen Tramshed, 1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen. Free event. Supper provided. Bookings essential

Where: Narrabeen Tramshed, 1395A Pittwater Road, Narrabeen


Cost: Free

Monday 14th May 2012. Information Night, Film: Toomelah

When: Monday 14 May 2012

Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)


See here for further details
Monday 14th November 2011. Guest Speaker: Chris Graham, Aboriginal affairs journalist

When:Monday 14th November 2011 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free

See here for further details
Monday 12th September 2011. The Story of Bob Waterer and his family.

When: Monday 12th September 2011 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free

See here for further details
Sunday 24th July 2011. Film, Our Generation. Plus Q&A with Journalist and Filmaker Jeff McMullen

When: Sunday 24th July 2011, 5pm
Where: Avalon Baptist church, 2 George st, Avalon
Cost: Free

See here for further details
Monday 11th July 2011. Next Information Night:
Film, Murandak


When: Monday 11 July 2011 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (Next to Mona Vale Library)
Cost: Free

See here for further details
Monday 9 May 2011 ASG-MWP Information Night   Frances Peters-Little presents her film 'VOTE YES FOR ABORIGINES'.

When:  Monday 9 May 2011
7.15pm for 7.30pm start

Where:  Mona Vale Memorial Hall, 1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale (next to Mona Vale Library)

For further details contact Leigh Bowden 0405 381038 or Anna Bell 9913 7940.

Please see the flyer for further details
Friday May 27th 2011 “The First Australians”
Dinner and Conversation
with special guest speaker
Nicole Watson

When:  Friday May 27th 2011
6.30pm for a 7pm Start

Where:  St Anthony in the Fields Church,
46 Myoora Rd
Terrey Hills

Hosted by: Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest Social Justice Group and Northern Beaches Aboriginal Community

Cost: $25 (BYO Drinks)

Closing Date Thursday May 19th

Cheques payable to:
Catholic Parish of Frenchs Forest
Bookings to: Anne Lanyon 0408 279 871
Imogen Kelly 0425 226 380


See the Flyer fo further information
Sunday 29th May 2011 Sorry Day 2011.

When
: Sunday 29th May, 3pm to 6pm

3pm Meet on the lakeside at Berry Reserve Narrabeen, near Tramshed & Carpark . Please join us for a Silent Remembrance Walk to the Scout Hall at Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen, NSW.

3:30pm At the Scout Hall at Bilarong Reserve: Sausage sizzle/hot & cold drinks/nibbles
Koori Magician Didj & dance
Childrens craft activities Short film
Short Talks by Local Aboriginal People & discussion

6pm Finish

Click here for full details.
Sunday 29th May 2011

Special service for reconciliation Sunday 29 May 2011 at 11am.

Sydney Baha'i Temple, 173 Mona Vale Road, Ingleside.

http://www.bahai.org.au/Participate/Temple.aspx

Monday 13th December, 2010 - 7.30pm ASG-MWP Information Night   The ASG-MWP is proud to host a talk and discussion with   Paul Morris (CEO) & Ricky Lyons (Chairperson)   of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC).


Flyer as a PDF document.
21st May to 13th June Saltwater Country, an exhibition by photographer Sally Mayman and painter Dale Kentwell in collaboration with people of the Dampier Peninsula exploring their connection to country. Manly Art Gallery & Museum: 9976 1420 www.manly.nsw.gov.au/gallery
LIVING LANGUAGES – GURINGAI FESTIVAL NORTHERN BEACHES
For further information visit www.guringaifestival.com.au
Saturday 22nd May Guringai Festival Special Events at Glen Street Theatre, cnr Blackbutts Rd and Glen St, Belrose

11am FORUM: The Future of Indigenous Performing Arts

2pm A moving story about David Page’s life. Special Guringai Community ticket price $25.

3.45pm Official Launch and Cocktail Party

For more information about these Warringah Council events contact Janine Turnbull, 9942 2502.
Wednesday 26th May NATIONAL SORRY DAY
27th May to 4th June RECONCILIATION WEEK
Sunday 30th May ASG SORRY DAY celebration, meet at 2.30pm at Berry Reserve, Narrabeen for Welcome to Country then Remembrance walk to Bilarong Scout Hall, Wakehurst Parkway, arriving 3pm. (If wet then just go to the Scout Hall at 3pm.) An opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together to learn and have fun. Entertainment, Aboriginal speakers, sausage sizzle and refreshments provided. Clair Jackson 9913 9922. Click here to see the flyer.
THERE WILL BE NO ASG BUSINESS MEETING IN JUNE DUE TO THE LONG WEEKEND
Wednesday 16th June FIRE TALKER, a documentary about Aboriginal political activist Dr Charles Perkins aka Charlie Perkins who led the Freedom Rides in the 1970s, will be screened at 10am by the Support Group at Collaroy Cinema, Collaroy Beach. Made in 2009, this biopic is directed by Ivan Sen, Berlin Film Festival award winner for his acclaimed film Beneath Clouds. Narration is by Rachel Perkins.
Gold coin donation to The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children and Students. This event is made possible with the support of the Mustaca Family of Collaroy Cinema. Enquiries: Lizzie Landers 9918 2594
4th to 11th July NATIONAL NAIDOC WEEK - the theme is Unsung Heroes - Closing The Gap By Leading Their Way
Monday 12th July ASG Information Night – ABORIGINAL HERITAGE IN THE GURINGAI AREA with Guest Speaker David Watts, Aboriginal Heritage Officer, and staff will present an outline of what the AHO does within the eight of the Guringai northern Sydney councils.
Mona Vale Memorial Hall next to Pittwater Library. 7.30pm. Enquiries: Lizzie Landers 9918 2594. FREE.
Monday 13th September ASG Information Night – Indigenous Short Film Night. Please join us to see two wonderful short films; Green Bush & SA Black Thing, followed by discussions and supper.
Mona Vale Memorial Hall next to Pittwater Library. 7.30pm. Enquiries: Lizzie Landers 9918 2594. FREE. Click here for more information.
Wednesday March 31st, 2010.
10 to 11.30am
GOING BUSH, a road trip across Aboriginal Australia with Cathy Freeman and Deborah Mailman, will be screened at the Warringah Council Chambers, Dee Why. A NSW Seniors Week event. 10am to 11.30. FREE. Bookings essential: Pat Frater 9971 0735.
Monday 12th April 2010, 7.30pm

Aboriginal Support Group Business Meeting. Mona Vale Memorial Hall (1606 Pittwater Rd) - next to Mona Vale Library. All Welcome. Enquiries contact Anna 9913 7940.

Monday 10th May, 2010. 7.30pm

ASG Information Night – AUTHOR TALK with Max Dulumunmun Harrison, an Elder of the Yuin people. Uncle Max will share his cultural knowledge and wisdom. Copies of his recent book My People’s Dreaming (cost $40) will be available on the night. Mona Vale Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. FREE. Enquiries: Lizzie 9918 2594.

Monday 8th March, 2010, 7.30pm ASG Information Night. Film Night: Singing the Spirit Home, The Aboriginal History of Christianity in Australia and the People of Brewarrina Mission. Mona Vale Memorial Hall,1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale. All welcome, no booking required. Enquiries: Lizzie on 9918 2594 or Vanessa 9970 5456.
Monday, 6 July, 2009, 7.30pm GUEST SPEAKER HON LINDA BURNEY MP at ASGMWP 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. 2009 sees the Aboriginal Support Group –Manly Warringah Pittwater celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Hon Linda Burney MP, Member for Canterbury, NSW Minister for Community Services and President of the Australian Labor Party, will be our Guest Speaker to highlight this milestone in the life of a small but committed group of people. Join us for this memorable event. Refreshments provided. Lizzie Landers 9918 2594 or Vanessa Walsh 9970 5456.
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 10am to 12pm FILM: RIVER OF NO RETURN. The true story of an Arnhem Land mother Frances Djulibing (Ten Canoes) who dreams of being a Hollywood movie star like Marilyn Munro. Also provides rare glimpses of Indigenous life.
Aboriginal writer, director and co-producer Darlene Johnson will be present to answer questions about her acclaimed documentary. Rating PG No Bookings. $5 donation at door. Collaroy Cinema. Enquiries: Pat Frater 9971 0735 Aboriginal Support Group.
Thursday, 18 June, 2009 - 7.30pm FILM: A NORTHERN TOWN, Film Screening and Guest Speakers. Pittwater Council and the Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater present ‘A Northern Town’ – a documentary by Rachel Landers and Dylan Blowen.
Kempsey is a town haunted by the ghosts of it’s past. As the white witnesses to this history have grown old, many have found themselves doing what they never could have imagined: moving in with aboriginal people. A Northern Town peels back more than 100 years of history as the residents of Booroongen - both black and white – relate tales that lay bare the truth of history and break the tragic divisions of the past. Mavis and Cyril Davis, Kempsey elders, will be present and will share their experiences of racism, segregation and the way forward. Enquiries: Paul Hogan 9970 1170.
Monday 4th May, 2009, 7.30pm ASG INFORMATION NIGHT: INDIGENOUS SHORT FILM NIGHT, presented by Gillian Moody, Filmaker. Gillian will be presenting and screening a series of short Indigenous Films. Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Lizzie on 9918 2594 or Vanessa on 9970 5456. For more information please click here
Sunday, 24 May, 2009, 2.30pm - 5pm SORRY DAY 2009. A local event to remember, honour and acknowledge the Stolen Generations, past and present. Plenty of opportunities to participate, learn and have fun. Free sausage sizzle. The Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen, NSW. Enquiries: Helen Ford 9451 3299.
Monday 1st June, 7.30pm ASG BUSINESS MEETING at the Waratah room, Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 30th March, 2009 10am Film: Harry's War, a film about Indigenous Servicemen, will screen at Council Chambers, Warringah Council. Morning tea on arrival will be followed by the film and discussion. A Seniors Week event. FREE. Bookings: Carol Ritchie: 9982 1425. Venue: Council Chambers, Warringah Council.
Monday 19 February 2007 ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Thursday 22 February 2007 Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment: Past, present and what about the future? Meeting at the Tramshed, Narrabeen 7-9pm. Cost: $7 per person (incl. drinks & nibbles). Bookings: email Judith Bennett at sydney.educ@npansw.org.au.
The Forum is being organised by Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment whose charter is to lobby for permanent environmental protection for the remaining bushland in the catchment.
Either Susan Moylan-Coombs or Lois Birk will be talking about the Aboriginal significance of Narrabeen Lagoon and its catchment.
Monday 5 March 2007

Information Night. These are the Killing Times: Achieving Indigenous Health Equality.
Guest Speaker: Gary Highland -National Director, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR). 7.30pm. Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. .

Monday 19th March, 2007 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

Saturday 24th 10am-10pm & Sunday 25th March 10am-5pm Bilarong Cultural Festival. This years theme incorporates embracing diversity, promoting harmony and ensuring sustainability. Entertainment will include dance performances from many cultures, a special kids program, entertainment, stalls, interactive workshops and discussion forums. In preparation for this Festival and the Parade of Light, Pittwater Council is hosting two free community workshops for all ages on 11 and 21 March. All murals and lanterns created will be integrated into the Festival. To book a place at these workshops ph: 9970 1169.
Venue: Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen.
Monday 26th March, 2007 10am Film: Bush School. An inspiring film released in 2006, about a school for Aboriginal children in remote Central Australia, will be screen at Council Chambers, Warringah Council. Morning tea on arrival will be followed by the film and discussion. A Seniors Week event. FREE. Bookings: Pat Frater 9971 0735.
Venue: Council Chambers, Warringah Council.
Monday 2nd April, 2007 7.30pm Guest Speaker: Indigenous Barrister, Norman Laing, will be speaking at the Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater information night. Norman is originally from Dunghutti country and is now living here in Guringai land. He will be speaking on the anniversaries being held this year, including the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 10th anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report. ALL WELCOME. Enquiries: Lizzie 9918 2594, Vanessa 9970 5456. Click here for more info.
Venue: Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen.

Monday 16th April, 2007 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

Monday 7th May, 2007 7.30pm Indigenous speaker: Dr Anita Heiss, Author
A Wiradjuri woman now living in Sydney. Much published author, academic and recently featured in the Sunday Life. She is funny, wise, touching and political. You will have a chance to purchase copies of her books. ALL WELCOME. Enquiries: Lizzie 9918 2594, Vanessa 9970 5456 or click here.
Venue: Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen.

Monday 21st May, 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

2007 GURINGAI FESTIVAL – Thursday May 21 to Sunday July 15
Theme: CORROBOREE, CULTURE, COMMUNITY
For full details, including events visit: www.guringaifestival.com.au
Thursday 24th May, 6pm to 7pm Launch of the Guringai Festival at St Ives Shopping Village hosted by Ku-ring-gai Council.
Details: Vivien Mouradian, 9424 0868.

** ANNIVERSARIES TO REMEMBER **
This year marks three major events in the history of Aboriginal Reconciliation:
26th May - 10th anniversary of the tabling in Parliament of the
Bringing Them Home report.
27th May - 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
3rd June - 15th anniversary of the Mabo land rights judgement.

Saturday 26th May, from 10am Sorry Day March. March from the Sydney Town Hall to First Fleet Park, Circular Quay. This is the 10th anniversary of the tabling in Parliament of the Bringing Them Home report. Details: 0437 100 121or click here
Sunday 27th May, 4.30pm-6.30pm ASG Sorry Day Commemoration. Please join us in paying respect to the Stolen Generation. This is also the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
A candlelit walk will proceed from the Tramshed Community Centre, Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen to the Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve on Narrabeen Lake. MC’s: Clair Jackson, Nancy Wood and Helen Ford and Matthew Doyle will provide a Cultural Performance - didg, dance and story. Plus sausage sizzle.
Details: Click here or ph: Ingrid Storm on 9913 8226.
RECONCILIATION WEEK – Sunday May 27 to June 3
Theme: ONE PEOPLE, ONE PLACE, ONE FUTURE
June 5, 12, 19, 26, 7.30-9.30pm Aboriginal Spirituality: Steps to Connecting to Country. This four week study program will be presented by Oomera Edwards. A great insight into Aboriginal Spirituality. Cost: only $50 for four weeks. Phone 9428 1197 or email kerriemckenzie@bigpond.com.
Venue: Senior Citizens Centre, Longueville Road, Lane Cove.

Monday 18th June, 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

Friday June 29th, 9.30am Film: KANYINI. Kanyini is a story told by Uncle Bob Randall, Aboriginal Elder form Uluru. He explains how Indigenous people have been dispossessed from Kanyini, the four central aspects of life – belief system, spirituality, land and family. (This is an Aboriginal Support Group event in association with the Mustaca Family of Collaroy Cinema.) Doors open 9.10am as film will commence at 9.30am. Tickets $5. All tickets sales will be donated to the Kanyini Foundation for the Mutijulu Community. Bookings: Pat Frater 9971 0735.
Venue: Collaroy Cinema, Pittwater Rd, Collaroy. Click here for more info.
Monday July 2nd 7.30pm The Writings of Philip McLaren. Guest Speaker: Philip McLaren, Indigenous Author & Artist who lives on the Northern Beaches. His books are best sellers and have been translated into many languages for a growing international market. Philip has just completed an historical novel, or more correctly a docufiction (fully indexed documented fiction), about the real ‘Man from Snowy River’.
Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME. Details: Vanessa 9970 5456 or Lizzie 9918 2594 or click here.
29th June - 29th July Masterworks from the Lawson-Menzies Indigenous Art Collection - Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly. Guided Tours: 3pm Sundays. Ph: 9949 1776. Free entry. www.manly.nsw.gov.au

NAIDOC Week - 8 to 15 July 2007.
The national theme for 2007 is, 50 years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak.
NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the Indigenous contribution to modern Australia. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities. Click here for more information.

Sunday 8th July, 10.30-12 noon Kids Art Adventures: Children aged 5-10 years create their own artworks in a workshop environment in response to the exhibitions on display. $5. Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly. Ph: 9949 1776. www.manly.nsw.gov.au

Monday 16th July, 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

Monday 6th August, 7.30pm Monday 6th August, 7.30pm. Film: Bush School. We will be providing a viewing of the documentary film by Bryan Duffy, Bush School, followed by discussion about the film and current issues. Click here for more information. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Lizzie ph: 9918 2594.
Sunday 12th August, 10.30pm KANYINI will be shown on SBS television at 10.30pm. Click here for more info. about the film. If you missed one of the local screenings in June, this is your chance to see a truly amazing film.
Monday 20th August, 7.30pm ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Tuesday 21st August, 12.15pm for 12.30pm start Forum with Pat Dodson on the topic Liyarn Ngarn (Common Fate between Black and White Australian), hosted by Minister Linda Burney. NSW Parliament House Theatrette, Macquarie St, Sydney. RSVP (02) 9572 6044 or email: admin@ces.org.au. Click here
Wednesday 22nd August, 7.15pm ANTaR invites you to the Premiere of a wonderful documentary film, Liyarn Ngarn, a moving story of culture, identity and land. Patrick Dodson, who co-produced the film, will be there for the evening, together with the acclaimed British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who tells the story of the film. They will be joined by Indigenous songman Archie Roach, whose presence adds such depth of feeling to the documentary. This will certainly be an extraordinary evening. There is no charge for the event: it is a particular treat for the ANTaR network, and to rekindle the fire in our bellies. If interested in attending this film
please RSVP to ANTaR ASAP - before 16th August. Call 9555 6138 or email antat@antar.org.au. Click here to see the flyer.
Monday 3rd September, 7.30pm Prof. Larissa Behrendt will lead a discussion on the Government's declared "national emergency" in Aboriginal communities. Larissa is a Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney. Larissa is a Judicial Member of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal, Equal Opportunity Division and the Alternate Chair of the Serious Offenders Review Board. She has published on property law, indigenous rights, dispute resolution and Aboriginal women's issues. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Lizzie 9918 2594.
Saturday 22nd September 2007, 1pm Lex Wotton Rally. In support of a man imprisoned after the protests in Palm Island relating to the death in custody and policeman not convicted.
1pm starting at Everleigh St -The Block.
3rd October - 4th November 2007
10am-4pm, Wed-Sun
Tracking the Spirit - An Exhibition of Aboriginal Art. Opening night Fri 5th Oct, 7pm
Hornsby Art Gallery, 208 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby.
Thursday 4th October 2007, 6.30pm

INVITATION TO COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE GOVERNMENT'S EMERGENCY INTERVENTION IN THE NT
This forum brings together representatives from the Aboriginal community to share their views on the Government’s emergency intervention.
Speakers: • Olga Havnen – Coordinator, combined Aboriginal organizations of the NT. • Speaker on Indigenous customary law and land rights. • Pat O’Shane, NSW Magistrate • Chaired by Councillor Roy Ah See, (Sydney/ Newcastle) NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
Redfern Community Centre, Hugo St, Redfern. RSVP: Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre
Phone: (02) 9569 3847 or e-mail Krista_Christensen@clc.net.au or Leonie_Mason@clc.net.au. Light Refreshment provided.

Monday 15th October, 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 5th November, 7.30pm The ASG invites you to a viewing of a wonderful documentary film, Liyarn Ngarn, a moving story of culture, identity and land. British actor Pete Postlethwaite tells the story of his journey with Archie Roach, whose presence adds such depth of feeling to the documentary. Patrick Dodson also features in the film and was a co-producer. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Lizzie ph: 9918 2594.
Monday 19th November, 2007 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 3rd December, 2007 7.30pm ASG Planning Meeting - to talk about the Group’s focus and to share responsibilities for 2008. Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Saturday 15 December, 2007 from 4pm ASG Christmas Get–Together from 4pm by the shore of Narrabeen Lagoon at the end of Robertson Street. Please bring picnic food to share and a blanket or chair to sit on. Telephone 9971 0735 if the weather is not fine.
Sunday 20 January, 2008 5pm

You are invited to attend the NSW ANTaR fundraising Theatre Party to see Ngapartji Ngapartji at the Belvoir Street Theatre, Surrey Hills. Tickets are $50 (which is a saving of $4). Payment is required to NSW ANTaR by Wednesday 12th December 2007, PO box 1176, Rozelle NSW 2039.

Monday 17th March, 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 7th April, 2008 7.30pm Join us to Celebrate & Relive the Momentous Days of 12th – 13th February 2008.
The Welcome to Country and Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples speech will be shown, followed by discussion and supper. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940 or Vanessa 9970 5456. For more information click here
Monday 18th February, 2008 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 3rd March, 2008 7.30pm Guest Speaker - Minmia, launching her latest book 'Under the Quandong Tree'. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940 or Vanessa 9970 5456. For more information click here
Monday 7th April, 2008 7.30pm Join us to Celebrate & Relive the Momentous Days of 12th – 13th February 2008.
The Welcome to Country and Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples speech will be shown, followed by discussion and supper. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940 or Vanessa 9970 5456.
Monday 21st April, 2008 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Monday 28th April, 2008 9.30am to 11:30am The documentary film Bush Mechanics will be shown as part of Seniors Week at Warringah Council Chambers, Dee Why. FREE. Enquiries phone Pat Frater 9971 0735.
Monday 5th May, 2008 7.30pm The Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater is hosting a film showing of David Bradbury’s documentary film “A Hard Rain”. The film will be followed by discussion and supper. To be held at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940 or Vanessa 9970 5456.
Monday 19th May, 2008 7.30pm ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.
Saturday May 24th, 2008, 3.00-5.30pm SORRY DAY 2008. A creative, cultural afternoon – decorating clapsticks with Nikki McCarthy, indigenous artist, and listening, watching and dancing with Lilly Shearer, performer and educator, who brings with her a didgeridoo player and dancer. Plenty of opportunities to participate, learn and have fun. Free sausage sizzle.
The Scout Hall, Bilarong Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, North Narrabeen, NSW. Enquiries: Ingrid Storm 9913 8226. Click here for more information.
25th May – 20th July GURINGAI FESTIVAL 2008: Year of the Apology. The annual Guringai Festival, now in its 8th successive year, is a celebration of Aboriginal Culture and Heritage across Northern Sydney. To view the festival brochure detailing events please click here. Guringai Festival programs are available at Councils, local libraries and community centres across Northern Sydney.
27th May to 3rd June, 2008 RECONCILIATION WEEK. The NSW theme for the week is Sorry – A New Beginning.
Monday 16th June, 2008 7.30pm

ASG Business Meeting at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

Wednesday 18th June, 2008 at 10am LIYARN NGARN screening at Collaroy Cinema. Released last year, this haunting film tells personal stories of injustice told to English actor Pete Postlethwaite by Patrick Dodson and Bill Johnson whose Indigenous son Louis died tragically. Archie Roach adds powerful lyrics and voice to this inspiring documentary. Donation $5. Proceeds to Lingiari Foundation. Enquiries: Anna Bell 9913 7940 or annadbel@bigpond.net.au
Pittwater Council is also screening Liyarn Ngarn at Avalon RSL on Wednesday June 11 at 7.15 pm
BOOKINGS: Pittwater Council ,9970 1111 or louise_jeffs@pittwater.nsw.gov.au
6th July to 13th July The theme for NAIDOC Week 2008 is Advance Australia Fair?
Monday 7th July, 2008 at 7.30pm INFORMATION NIGHT : WATER MANAGEMENT and INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Indigenous Australians have successfully managed water resources for millennia. What can we learn from traditional knowledge?
This NAIDOC Week Public Forum will be held at Nelson Heather Centre, Jacksons Road, North Narrabeen. FREE. Enquiries: Lizzie Landers 9918 2594 or Vanessa Walsh 9970 5456.
Please click here to see our flyer.
Monday 4th August, 2008 7.30pm

Sorry was the first step. Now let’s take the next step Compensation/Reparations to the Stolen Generations.
Guest Speaker
: Tom Calma, Race Discrimination Commissioner and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Angophora Room, Nelson Heather Centre Cnr Pittwater & Jacksons Roads, North Narrabeen. For further details please contact Vanessa on 9970 5456/0413 700 798 or Lizzie on 9918 2594. FREE event, no bookings required.

Monday 1st September, 2008, 7.30pm On Monday 1st September, 2008 our special guest speaker Jeff McMullen gave a powerful and insightful talk about current Indigenous issues and programs titled Reporting Back; the Northern Territory Intervention One Year On. To see the full text Jeff used to draw on for his talk please visit this link: ReportingBackbyJeffMcMullen.htm
Sunday 26 October 6.00-7.30 pm "Aboriginal Interest series "Why Bother?", Dee Why Uniting Church, St David Ave (next to Dee Why Police). Understanding Indigenous Issues Group. City Viewpoint Discussion with Pastor Ray Minniecon of Redfern - his extensive experiences and insights arising therefrom. No charge - All welcome! Enquiries David Ph (02) 9971 4160 ( Mob 0427 250 459).
Monday 3rd November, 2008 at 7.30pm On Monday 3rd November, we will be hosting an evening with guest speaker Sue Pinckham, the Project Officer for the Northern Sydney Aboriginal Social Plan (NSASP). Sue will be speaking about her role, what has been achieved so far and future directions. Please join us for this free event at Angophora Room, Nelson Heather Centre Cnr Pittwater & Jacksons Roads, North Narrabeen. For further details please contact Vanessa on 9970 5456 or Lizzie on 9918 2594.
Thursday 6 November 2008 - Sunday 23 November Aboriginal Women's Art Exhibition 'The Strength of Women'. Opening Thursday 6 November 2008 6pm - 8pm by Chris Mumbulla. Open 11am - 5pm, Wed - Sun until 23 November 2008, Chrissie Cotter Gallery - Pidcock St Camperdown. Featuring: Shirley Amos, Bronwyn Bancroft, Jessica Birk, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey Bostock, Charmaine Davis, Joy Duncan, Danielle Gorogo, Kim Healy, May Hinch, Lee-Anne Hunter, Sally Morgan, Amberline Morgan, Carmel Richardson & other invited artists. All enquires please contact Bronwyn Bancroft - 0412 495 120 -
bronwynbancroft@hotmail.com.
Monday 2nd February 2009, 7.30pm

ASG BUSINESS MEETING at Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME. Details: Anna 9913 7940.

4-8 February, 2009

Bangarra Dance Theatre will perform True Stories at Glen Street Theatre between the 4-8 February 2009. For more information visit www.glenstreet.com.au

Monday 2nd March, 7.30pm ASG INFORMATION NIGHT: A NORTHERN TOWN, Film screening and guest speakers. Rachel Landers and Dylan Blowen, the writer/director and producer, will be presenting and screening their recent documentary, A Northern Town. Their film won an AFI award for cinematography, and has been nominated for a Film Critics Circle award for Best Documentary under 60 mins. Nelson Heather Centre, cnr Jacksons & Pittwater Roads, North Narrabeen. ALL WELCOME. Details: Lizzie on 9918 2594 or Vanessa on 9970 5456.