Coober Pedy will welcome Australia’s Journey to Recognition on Thursday, an epic relay around the nation to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples recognised in the constitution. Catacomb Anglican Church will welcome the Journey with a Blessing service and morning tea on Thursday 4 July, 10:30am.
Although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have lived in this land for more than 40,000 years, keeping alive the world’s oldest continuous cultures. Australia’s founding document does not recognise the first chapter of our national story.
Recognition campaigners are taking the message of the movement around Australia: that fixing the historical exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from Australia’s Constitution is the right thing to do.
Campaigners have already walked more than 700 kilometres from Melbourne and have visited 30 communities. Now driving through the centre of the country, Coober Pedy is the second stop on the road from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
Coober Pedy locals are encouraged to attend to hear more about this historic quest to fix the constitution.
Thursday 4 July, 10.30am
Catacomb Anglican Church
Find out more at: http://www.recognise.org.au/thejourney/hotspot/34