Topic: National Reconciliation Week

Navy Band brings it all together for National Reconciliation Week

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long and LS Jonathan Rendell (author)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Band members record their individual parts for Navy’s recent 'In This Together' National Reconciliation Week video.

When the Royal Australian Navy Band first pitched the idea of an ‘In This Together’ National Reconciliation Week video, its members had no idea just how collaborative the project would become.

Albatross book drive brings community together while apart for Reconciliation Week

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Leading Seaman Kara Knezevic, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, Command Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Ms Dallas McMaugh and Petty Officer Megan Cahill of HMAS Albatross with books they collected for the Boori Preschool in the Shoalhaven to mark Reconciliation Week 2020. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Kara Knezevic, Chief Petty Officer Linda Eddington, Command Warrant Officer Gary Fuss, Ms Dallas McMaugh and Petty Officer Megan Cahill of HMAS Albatross with books they collected for the Boori Preschool in the Shoalhaven to mark Reconciliation Week 2020.

HMAS Albatross usually marks National Reconciliation Week by hosting and participating in a range of community events throughout the Shoalhaven, but distancing requirements meant personnel had to consider how to embrace the 2020 theme ‘In This Together’ while physically being apart.

Perth pauses to reflect on Indigenous sacrifice and service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Flight Lieutenant Dylan Kinny, Lieutenant Colonel Saad Omari, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, CSM, RAN, and Senior Naval Officer-West, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RAN, prepare to lay wreaths at the Flame of Remembrance during the Indigenous Veterans Commemorative Service at Kings Park, Perth.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered on 29 May at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Ceremony honours Indigenous veterans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Issac Jones performs a traditional dance with the Wesley College Dancers at the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Indigenous veterans past and present were remembered recently at a commemoration held at the Western Australian State War Memorial in Kings Park.

 

Culture shared during replenishment

Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background.

The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘battle tanker’ HMAS Success kicked off the recent National Reconciliation Week with a special didgeridoo performance during a replenishment with the Spanish Armada's ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Commemorating service with music

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Leading Seaman Musician Nigel Barrett plays the last post during the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at the Flame of Remembrance, State War Memorial in Kings Park. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Leading Seaman Musician Nigel Barrett plays the last post during the Indigenous Veterans Commemoration Service at the Flame of Remembrance, State War Memorial in Kings Park.

Leading Seaman Musician Nigel Barrett believes he has one of the best jobs in the band, and maybe the entire Navy.

Stirling recognises Indigenous links

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Ms Ingrid Cumming, CEO of Kart Koort Wiern and Whadjuk Noongar custodian, delivers a Welcome to Country address and provides details on the indigenous history of the area. Ingrid's address was given to officers and sailors of HMAS Stirling prior to the National Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony.

National Reconciliation Week was marked across Australia at the end of May and at HMAS Stirling personnel gathered in respect of the traditional custodians of the region and to celebrate Navy's Indigenous serving members.

Aspirations for a bright future discussed at National Reconcilliation Week address

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale with keynote speaker Mr Jeremy Donovan at Australian National Reconciliation Week event in Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has celebrated Australian National Reconciliation Week at its headquarters in Canberra with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy Donovan, a Kuku-Yalanji descendent from far North Queensland.

Keynote Address kicks off National Reconciliation Week at Defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013, (L-R): CPO Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Philippa Crome; MIDN Doug Wells (Kamilaroi people, Walgett, NSW); Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; OFFCDT Tom Boase (Wakka Wakka people, Brisbane); Mr Richard Oliver, Head of People, Policy & Culture; Mr Michael Rowe, Indigenous Affairs; Justine Greig, Director General of People, Strategy, & Culture; and in front, Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs. (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

At the Keynote Address for National Reconciliation Week 2013, (L-R): CPO Ray Rosendale (Western Sunset Clan of Gugu Yalanji people); Mr Alex Shain from Reconciliation Australia; acting Deputy Secretary of Defence People Group, Philippa Crome; MIDN Doug Wells (Kamilaroi people, Walgett, NSW); Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN; OFFCDT Tom Boase (Wakka Wakka people, Brisbane); Mr Richard Oliver, Head of People, Policy & Culture; Mr Michael Rowe, Indigenous Affairs; Justine Greig, Director General of People, Strategy, & Culture; and in front, Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs.

Defence kicked off National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrations in Canberra with an inaugural Keynote Address, delivered this year by Army Australian Defence Force Academy Officer Cadet Thomas Boase, a member of the Wakka Wakka people from Brisbane.