Hands of hope and recognition

Image of the Sea of Hands

The University presented a diverse and often provocative program to celebrate this year’s Reconciliation Week from May 26 to June 2, with a theme of Let’s Talk Recognition.

In addition to popular annual features such as The Sea of Hands exhibition on the Front Lawn, the program was notable for a concert by singer Casey Donovan and a production of Bindjareb Pinjarra: A Comedy about a Massacre.

This provocative play lives up to its name, offering a comic take on the sensitive subject of an infamous 19th century massacre of indigenous people. The two performances, at the Seymour Centre, were hailed for their combination of humour and social comment.

On 14 June the University launched Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu, a strategy which sets out detailed initiatives across the University to support our promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement.