"Winga Myamly" means "sit down and talk" in the "Wiradjuri" language. This is the name given to the Minto Reconciliation Group which brings together aboriginal and non-aboriginal people from the Macarthur Region. The group has been formed by the Catholic Aboriginal Ministry based at Minto (near Campbelltown).
Winga Myamly is working towards reconciliation by raising awareness of issues and promoting partnerships to bring about change for Indigenous people.
The Australian Reconciliation Convention which was held in May 1997, called on all Australians "not to stand on the sidelines but to demonstrate a commitment to Reconciliation activities in their neighbourhood, their communities, and in their workplace."
Education of ourselves and the wider community about the Aboriginal community through:
Building links between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people by:
Disseminating information to wider community from:
We welcome you, your comments, your ideas and your participation in our efforts to achieve reconciliation and social justice. Our members, including representation from the local Aboriginal community, are drawn from the Macarthur region."All Are Welcome"
The Convenors of the group are Kerry McDermott and Ann Madsen.
For more information please contact NSWRC.