ANTaR ACT Bulletin – Sorry Day And Exhibition Opening

Sorry Day 26 May 2015 Bulletin

Events related to Indigenous rights and culture.

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Coming events – join us

National Sorry Day Bridge Walk: 11.00 am Friday 22 May
Gather at Regatta Point 10.45 am. Walk starts 11.00 am at northern end of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge to enter footpath by south-bound road lane.
Welcome to Country by Aunty Agnes Shea. Entertainment and smoking ceremony. Healthy lunch options and coffee, tea & water provided.
Enquiries: Ian Bateman Tel 6284 6222, email

Fragile First Impressions: Opening 6 – 8 pm Friday 22 May
Exhibition showing 11am – 3pm weekdays, 11am – 4pm weekends 23 May-14 June, Nishi Gallery, 17 Kendall Lane, New Acton
A threatened archive of indigenous reportage from Arnhem Land. Photographed by David Hancock. You are invited to the preview and opening by Terah Guymala and Gavin Namarnyilk of Warddeken Land Management

ANTaR ACT Monthly Meeting – Screening and discussion of short ANTaR National justice campaign videos: 6 – 7.30 pm, Tues 2 June, Civic Library (entry at rear).
All welcome. Enquiries Peter 0417 197 382.

National Museum of Australia ‘Go on a Gallery Tour’3:00 pm – 4:00 pm daily, entry fee applies.
Explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s history, cultures, spirituality and connections to country with this one-hour guided tour of our permanent collection.
Further information: Tel 6208 5000.

How has the Federal Budget affected Indigenous Australians?
See recent commentary published by ANTaR national organisation at:
See comments made by the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples at: Indigenous Affairs Environment Remains a Trauma Zone

Mark in your diary:

26 May – Sorry Day
27 May – Anniversary of the 1967 referendum
27 May-3 June – Reconciliation Week
3 June – Mabo Day
5-12 July – NAIDOC Week
4 August – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
7-10 August – Round 22 NRL – Indigenous Round (Raiders will play Tigers in Canberra)
9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Please let us know, by return email, of events, news and requests we should publicise in future bulletins.  For enquiries about ANTaR ACT, visit us at or email us at

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