Whilst debate continues as to where Ballarat's cancelled Australia Day fireworks may end up the second Survival Day dawn ceremony is planned for tomorrow.
Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney described the dawn Survival Day ceremony as an incredibly special ceremony, acknowledging for many it was a day of mixed emotions, and for Aboriginal Australians, a day of profound hurt.
“January 26 is a time to pause and reflect on what it means to live in this great land. It’s a time to remember our history, the good and the bad,” he said.
Ballarat City Council will hold its Citizenship Ceremony on January 26 this year and in 2022 will introduce a new intercultural community event to promote understanding, respect and reconciliation.
The Ballarat community is invited to watch the 2021 Survival Day Dawn Ceremony and to upload images of themselves watching the livestream to the KEAG Facebook page.
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