The musical composition putting words of reconciliation into action

Aunty Rebecca McKellar, Uncle Rick Elwood, Dr Paul Smith UNE, Mr Michael Brogan UNE, Aunty Gwen Barker and Dr Lorina Barker UNE

“Words, plans and good intentions can only carry a vision of reconciliation so far. A new collaborative musical project is one innovative way UNE is giving voice and meaningful expression to the ambition behind UNE’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), released in July.

Combining European and Indigenous knowledges and traditions, UNE music lecturer and composer Dr Paul Smith and oral historian and multimedia artist Dr Lorina Barker are developing the creative work, commissioned by UNE, which will tell both a personal and universal story critical to understanding Australia’s divisive history and need for reconciliation …”

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