We commemorate National Reconciliation Week with this artwork " Yarning For One" by Cheryl Moggs OAM, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi.
YARNING FOR ONE embodies the concept of “speaking with one voice with duel meaning. As we come together as all Australians from many cultures, under the banner of National Reconciliation, Be a Voice for Generations, to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. As we sit around the table, meeting places on country, Australians are encouraged to use their power and their words to create a better, more just Australia for all of us.
Historical events and milestones that coincide with Reconciliation Week, 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision reminding us of the importance of working and voicing collectively to value, respect, acknowledge, Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures, is imperative for all peoples.
YARNING FOR ONE story is encapsulated through symbolic narratives defining Country that connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to their traditional lands, waterways and seas. A place of law, language, culture, family, identity, spiritual belief and ceremonies. Intricately linked and reflected upon Country by Sky Maps, Songlines, bound by men’s and women’s business. Navigating sky, country, creating a new Songline that connects us all. One of just for all Australians.