WELCOME TO PORT PHILLIP CITIZENS FOR RECONCILIATION
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners
and Custodians of the land on which we meet,
and we pay our respects to their Elders;
past, present and emerging.
PPCfR commissioned Indigenous artist Susan Naden to design a logo for the group. It was to reflect Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
coming together and the Port Phillip area with its land, sea and parks and resulted in the two figures surrounded by
black, brown and white-coloured 'hands' that are often used as a symbol of reconciliation, and colours of the land, sea and parks.
Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation (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, attended by hundreds of people including Elders, Indigenous community members, politicians, councillors, musicians and the general public.
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.
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.
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.