Pilk Purriyn 26 January truth-telling event at Torquay

Hello Surf Coast Community Network members

You may be interested to know about the upcoming event presented by Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation with the support of Surf Coast Shire Council – Pilk Purriyn (meaning “sunrise”) on 26 January 2023 from 5:30am-7am. Perhaps you’re already planning to come along.

Open and free for everyone to attend, this inaugural event for Torquay and the Surf Coast follows this Council’s decision in September 2021 to no longer support Australia Day activities within its municipality.

Pilk Purriyn will be an opportunity for truth-telling, deep listening and recognition of the meaning of this day for First Nations people; and a chance for their allies within the Surf Coast community to show their support.

You can help spread the word by circulating this event to your networks. You can find out more about the event at www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/pilk-purriyn.

We also invite you to like and share on social media via Surf Coast Shire’s Facebook Page or Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation’s Facebook Page.

We’re looking forward to being involved in this event, and perhaps we’ll see you there!

Sally Sneddon (she/her)

Community Development Advisor

I work Tuesday to Friday

1 Merrijig Drive (PO Box 350) Torquay VIC 3228

Wadawurrung Country

Mobile 0438 160 541 | ssneddon@surfcoast.vic.gov.au