Topic: National Reconciliation Week

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.