Nannup Reconciliation Pathway
Public Art : Nannup Reconciliation Pathway
Artists : © Students from the Nannup District High
school and Lake Jasper Special Project School (an Aboriginal community school).
Description: The Reconciliation Pathway consists of
series of handpainted concrete slabs featuring indigenous art themes. The pathway was created in the shape of
a circle between two lines. This being a traditional indigenous art symbols representing people coming to a central
lcation to gather or rest. Within the centre of the circle are two Balga trees planted by the
Date Unveiled: The official opening ceremony was
held on Friday, June the 9th, 2006. The key speaker was Michella Hutchins, a Waljin- Rainbow woman who spoke
of environmental sustainability, appreciation of the Nannup bushlands and Blackwood River and the importance
of people sharing knowledge and understanding to build bridges of communication and harmony. The Nannup students
sang "I am Australian" in Nyoongar (the local Aboriginal dialect).
Location: The reconciliation Pathway is located at
the Foreshore Park Amphitheatre near the banks of the Blackwood River, Nannup, Western Australia.
Nidja Nongar Boodjar Noonook Nyininy
This land does not belong to us, we belong to the land
This pathway reresents Nannup
A place to stop and rest
Raising awareness of local indigenous culture
Recognising traditional custodians of country
Building unity for the future
Created by Jack Buntain, Blackwood Waterwatch
In community partnership with
Nannup DHS, Lake Jasper Special Project School, DEC,
Nannup Shire and local Wardandi people.
Opened by Mitchella Hitchins - Waljin
Rainbow Woman 2006