Upcoming Events:

– 24th August to 4th September – Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs Community Consultations – Nine community forums will be held across NSW during August and September by the Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs seeking to ask about reforms in education, employment and service delivery and accountability.

– 7th September – It’s a RAP – This seminar held at the Museum of Sydney looks at the practicalities of offering respect and creating opportunities to engage Aboriginal communities through case studies, examples and mapping out approaches through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Recent Events:

– August 9th, 2012 – Flag Raising Ceremony – Tharawal LALC hosted a celebration of it’s new flagpoles on August the 9th. Below is a link to a video of the event:

Flag Raising Ceremony

– July 24th to July 26th, 2012 – Site Survey Training – Tharawal LALC staff and board members were involved in a three day site survey training conducted by the Country, Culture and Heritage Division of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The training included workshops on field studies, mapping and report writing. Photos of the event are below. Individual Gallery: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12

– July 1st until July 7th, 2012 – NAIDOC Week – NAIDOC Week was on Sunday the 1st of July with a Family Fun Day at Picton Park hosted by Tharawal LALC and Wollondilly Shire Council. Then on Tuesday a flag raising ceremony was held at GibberGunyah along with an Elders lunch. Information stalls were held throughout the week before events ended on Saturday the 7th of July with the Cultural Show at Couridjah starting at 3pm.

– June 28th, 2012 – Indigenous Youth Forum – Tharawal LALC hosted a Indigenous Youth Forum on July 28th addressing the issues affecting Macarthur’s indigenous youth. Students were given lectures by NSW Police State Protection Group Commander Chief-Superintendent, Wayne Benson & Father Chris Riley from Youth Off the Streets as well as others.

– June 5th until July 26th, 2012 – Office of Environment and Heritage Feedback Forums – A series of 11 forums were held across NSW to provide feedback and further information on the NSW regime and also present a comparison of the NSW Aboriginal heritage system.