PICNIC IN THE PARK     2000

"Picnic in the park 2000" celebrated reconciliation in Malanda on June the 8th, 2000.
Hosted by the Ngadjonji elders and the Tablelands Reconciliation Group and opened by Mayor Mary Lyle, the emphasis was on finding community solutions to the problems of reconciliation.

Ngadjonji elder Miss Jessie Calico, pictured, welcomed guests. In her speech Aunty Jessie said that while aboriginal people had learnt much from white people, she hoped that white people would learn from aboriginal culture, because Aborigines had a lot to offer if given a chance.

Entertainment was provided by the Jiddigirri Dancers from Ravenshoe, pictured, the Unity Theatre Group, The Cherie Quinn Dance School and the Cairns TAFE Band, all wonderful, and the warmth and friendliness of the day created a sense of hope for reconciliation.

 
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