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Moreland recognises January 26 as a day of mourning

The Aboriginal flag will be flown at half mast twice a year

The Aboriginal flag. Photo: Creative Commons via flickr

Mark Phillips
Friday, March 20, 2021

THE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags will fly at half-mast above the Brunswick Town Hall on January 26 every year, after Moreland Council adopted a new policy recognising the ongoing hurt for First Nations people the day causes.

The flags will also be at half mast on May 26, National Sorry Day.

The move recognises the role the council plays in leading reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly the Wurrundjeri people who were the traditional owners of the land now known as Moreland.

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