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Public gallery welcomes reconciliation initiatives

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on May 28th, 2002.

Applause rang through the public gallery at last night's Adelaide City Council meeting when a raft of Aboriginal reconciliation initiatives was endorsed.

Victoria Square is to become a place of particular cultural significance for the Kaurna people.

It will be dual named Tarndanyangga which means "the place of the red kangaroo dreaming".

It is part of a number of recommendations put forward by the Reconciliation Committee.

The council also unanimously supported the erection of an indigenous sculpture, the introduction of a Kaurna acknowledgment at the opening of future meetings and the permanent flying of the Aboriginal flag in Victoria Square.

Councillor Greg Mackie says it is acknowledging the importance of Aboriginal culture.

"We look forward to moving forward in a positive way with a spirit of reconciliation," councillor Mackie said.

The Reconciliation Committee Shirley Peasley says she is ecstatic.

"We're over the moon," Ms Peasley said.



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