Welcome

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, and pay our respects to their ancestors and descendants.

The Boon Wurrung Foundation represents the interest of the descendants of the Boon Wurrung Language group which includes the Yalukut Willam the traditional owners of the City of Port Philip.
For more information, your booking needs and feedback please go to www.boonwurrung.org.au

History

Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation Inc. (PPCfR) is a voluntary, not for profit community group. It began in 1997 at a public meeting, at St Kilda Town Hall, convened by Jacki Willox and attended by hundreds of people, including politicians, councillors, indigenous musicians and general public.

Objectives

* To maintain local awareness of the reconciliation agenda, recognising that information, understanding and community discussion are integral to the process.
*promoting an understanding of the history of Aboriginal people, particularly in our local area.

News

You can download a pdf version here of the 20th Anniversary Flyer to print

At the Writing Competition awards night 22/11/16. Front: Clare Bradford (judge), Graeme Wilson, Graeme Wilson Real Estate. Elder Judith Jackson, Back: Rosemary Rule (Co-Chair), Jess Allender, Indigenous Coordinator, St Kilda Park Primary School; Todd Condie, Indigenous Policy Officer, City of Port Phillip.w
At the Reconciliation Group Writing Competition awards night 22/11/16. Front: Clare Bradford (judge), Graeme Wilson, Graeme Wilson Real Estate. Elder Judith Jackson, Back: Rosemary Rule (Co-Chair), Jess Allender, Indigenous Coordinator, St Kilda Park Primary School; Todd Condie, Indigenous Policy Officer, City of Port Phillip.

Group photo of attendees at PPCfR Sorry Day lunch
Some of the 80 guests who attended the lunch commemorating National Sorry Day, 26 May 2015, at the South Melbourne Community Centre.

Guests Kate Munro and Sandy Greenwood with singers Brett Lee and Maurial Spearim.
Guests Kate Munro and Sandy Greenwood with singers Brett Lee and Maurial Spearim at National Sorry Day lunch, 26 May 2015, at the South Melbourne Community Centre.

Daniel, Jack Charles and Todd Condie at PPCfR AGMDaniel, Jack Charles and Todd Condie, at the 2014 AGM

Constitutional recognition Forum at Port Melbourne Town HallSpeakers at the Constitutional Reform forum, 29th May, 2014 from left: Richard Frankland, Daphne Yarram, Ian Hamm and Melinda Cliento.

Photo from 2013 AGM  Fred Gesha (COPP); Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson, Edward Jackson (rear), Todd Condie (COPP).At the 2013 AGM from left: Fred Gesha (COPP); Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson, Edward Jackson (rear), Todd Condie (COPP).

Cr Serge Thomann, BoonWurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs, MLC Sue Pennicuik and singer Allyson Walker at the piano.Cr Serge Thomann, BoonWurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs, MLC Sue Pennicuik and singer Allyson Walker at the 2013 Sorry Day Lunch

Elder Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson with special guest Kyle Vander-Kuyp at PPCfR’s AGm, 18/9/2012.
Elder Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson with special guest Kyle Vander-Kuyp at PPCfR’s AGM, 18/9/2012.

Rosemary Rule, Kyle Vander-KypeRosemary Rule, Kyle Vander-Kuyp & Noelleen Ward, PPCfR 2012 AGM.

Kyle Vander-Kuyp with PPCfR members 2012 AGMKyle Vander-Kuyp with PPCfR members at the 2012 AGM.

Aunty Judith Jackson welcomes guests to the Sorry Day lunch
Aunty Judith Jackson welcomes guests to the 2012 Sorry Day lunch.

local community enjoys opera performance by Tiriki Onus
Local community enjoy opera performed by Tiriki Onus as part of the 2012 PPCfR Sorry Day lunch.

Tiriki Onus, Judith Jackson, Rosemary Rule prepare for the PPCfR 2012 Sorry Day lunch

Council Support

We receive strong support from the mayor and councillors of the City of Port Phillip and an annual Community Services Grant that enables us to continue with a range of public activities. We salute Todd Condie's appointment as Indigenous Policy Officer and his work developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the Council.

Cr Serge Thomann, elder Judith 'Jacko' Jackson with Sue Pennicuik, MLC
Cr Serge Thomann, elder Judith 'Jacko' Jackson with Sue Pennicuik, MLC, Southern Metropolitan region, at the Sorry Day lunch hosted by PPCfR on 25 May 2012.

City of Port Phillip Mayor Rachel Powning, Boonwurrung elder Carolyn Briggs and Todd Condie, COPP Indigenous Policy Officer, at the 2011 Sorry Day lunchMayor Rachel Powning, Boonwurrung elder Carolyn Briggs and Todd Condie, COPP Indigenous Policy Officer. Sorry Day 2011 lunch.

Strengths

Strong affiliations with key organisations such as Reconciliation Victoria and Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation.
A vital commitment to the reconciliation process.
Our informative monthly newsletter, Mungo, keeps members abreast of the latest news and events.

PPCfR Tour Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens with Den the Fish
PPCfR members participate in the Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanical Gardens, May 6, 2012.