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Yoorrook truth-telling and yarning circles

Professor Eleanor Bourke chair of the Yoorrook Justice Commission

Approximately 100 QHM members and friends enjoyed Professor Bourke speaking about the Yoorrook Truth- Telling and yarning circles at the May monthly talk.

This is the first Truth-Telling Commission in Australia, and it was a privilege to host Professor Bourke’s first presentation to other than an indigenous group.

After the talk Convenor Diana Allen began her own truth-telling by presenting Professor Bourke with an aboriginal digging stick from Mt. Noorat given to her over 60 years ago. Professor Bourke was visibly moved and it was a poignant and emotional time for many in the audience also.

For those who missed this interesting insight into the very first Justice Commission in this country the QHM video recorded the talk, and a DVD will be available.

Diana Allen presenting the digging stick to Professor Bourke