Mundaring Sorry Day walk delayed by road closure and rain


Aboriginal Elders Aunty Irene and Uncle Albert with Richmond Wellbeing CEO Neil Guard and other walkers. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d454750
Mundaring Sorry Day walk delayed by road closure and rain
Mundaring Sorry Day walk delayed by road closure and rain
Mundaring Sorry Day walk delayed by road closure and rain
Mundaring Sorry Day walk delayed by road closure and rain
Aboriginal Elders Aunty Irene and Uncle Albert with Richmond Wellbeing CEO Neil Guard and other walkers. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d454750

A ROAD closure and rain delayed a Sorry Day walk in Mundaring yesterday.

About 50 staff and clients from the not-for-profit organisation Richmond Wellbeing planned to mark Sorry Day by walking with Aboriginal Elders.

But a Mundaring Weir Road closure for Western Power to replace power poles delayed their arrival at Mundaring Weir Gardens. As rain fell, a smaller group set off to walk part of the Bibbulmun Track ahead of National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3).

Executive of operations Adrian Munro said Richmond Wellbeing provided services to the community, including the Aboriginal community.

“It’s important that we can offer culturally safe and appropriate services for Aboriginal people,” he said.

“What better way to celebrate our commitment to reconciliation than by going out to the bush into Nyungar country and building relationships with the Aboriginal Elders, and hearing their perspective on reconciliation.”

Richmond Wellbeing provides mental health services specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA through the Jinnarra Project, including community connection services, mental health support, education and training.

Visit www.rw.org.au.