Dr Lorina Barker from the School of Humanities at UNE is recording the stories of Aboriginal elders throughout NSW.
Last Sunday, the oral historian, film-maker and artist spoke about her work in front of about 200 people who were at the Armidale creeklands for the eighth annual Reconciliation Bridge Walk.
Dr Barker’s installation ‘Looking Through Windows’ was shown at NERAM last year and is soon to be exhibited in Redfern.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, was at the Reconciliation Bridge Walk and thanked Lorina and spoke of the need for people to make reconciliation a reality in our lives.
The annual bridge walk, organised by Armidale ANTaR, commemorates the Sydney Bridge Walk in 2000, when 300,000 people walked across the Harbour Bridge to promote reconciliation.
Entertainment last Sunday was provided by dancer Stevie Boney from the Duval High School Aboriginal Dance Group and Bevan Quinlin of the Armidale Cultural Centre and Keeping Place on didgeridoo.
Homes North Community Housing took care of the barbecue and Armidale Regional Council sponsored the event with the provision of amenities.