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Reconciliation Place

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by Anne Dignam (subscribe)
I am a amateur freelance writer from Sydney. My passion is Aboriginal history, Australia and its unusual places. My aim is to share my knowledge to better your experience. Thank you
Published February 27th 2014
Reconciliation Place is located between the National Library and High Court of Australia. A lovely tribute to the Indigenous people of Australia, Reconciliation Place is such a tranquil and authentic display honouring the Aborigines of Australia. This is our way of saying sorry to the Stolen Generation and for the unfair treatment of our Indigenous people. It has become part of our nation's commitment to mend fences and in my eyes is a very touching site.

A large stone with groove marking represent the gathering of the Aborigine people, like they would in their tribes, creating spears, axes and sometimes grinding seed. This site speaks for itself and there is a large black granite rocks that resonate the sound of the didgeridoo. Reconciliation Place is on traditional land of our custodian owners, the Ngunnawal people.

Wander along the pathways, as there are various other artwork structures. The Mobius puzzle, a twisted loop where the two sides never meet; being a loop entwines it for eternity together.

Mobius Puzzle

Next to the Mobius is the Szilassi Polyhedron, which has 7 faces, 21 edges that are all connected.

Szilassi Polyhedron

There are other artworks displayed in this vicinity, but unfortunately time was not on our side. I will be back to explore the rest of the artwork structures that adorn the lawn surrounding the Reconciliation Place. Well worth a visit when in Canberra.
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Why? Acknoweldgement of our Custodian owners of the land
When: Anytime
Where: Between the National Library and High Court, Parkes, Canberra
Cost: Free
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