Story of survival

Local Indigenous elder Aunty Julie McHale will share significant aspects of her life story when she presents the keynote address at this Sunday’s Sorry Day commemoration event at Harcourt.
Chatting to the Mail ahead of Sunday’s event, Aunty Julie said her discussion will trace her family stories back to her own ancestry with the Trawlwoolway people of Tasmania – and also to her own strong connections to Harcourt where she was born and lives today at the foot of Leanganook (the Indigenous name for Mount Alexander).
All are invited to attend this Sunday’s special Sorry Day commemoration at Harcourt’s Stanley Park where a historically significant scar tree still bears the mark of where the Indigenous people of the area once cut timber for a canoe. Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail …

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