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Indigenous flag flies proudly in Gayndah

Oct 4, 2016 | Front Page Feature, News

The indigenous flag will now fly proudly with both the Australian and Queensland flags following the installation of a third flag pole in front of the North Burnett Regional Council’s Public Office in Capper Street, Gayndah.

“This is a long overdue visual statement of recognition and support,” Mayor Chambers said.

An official flag raising ceremony will be held to coincide with the public meeting to discuss the Ban Ban Springs Management Plan at the North Burnett Regional Council Gayndah Boardroom today, Tuesday 4 October commencing 10:30am. All welcome…

The North Burnett Regional Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of country in the North Burnett region – the Wakka Wakka, Wulli Wulli, Goereng Goereng, Djaku-nde, Jangerie Jangerie, Kabbi Kabbi, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda Peoples. We also acknowledge the cultural diversity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, elders past and present and the significant contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have made and continue to make to shaping the identity of the North Burnett and Australia.

Mayor Rachel explained, “Council acknowledges the traditional stories and culture which have contributed to the history and traditional place names of the North Burnett region, and it is fitting that the Aboriginal flag flies alongside both the Australian and Queensland flags.”