2019 HART Awards – Finalists and Winners Announced

May 14, 2019

We are excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2019 HART Awards.

Local Government

Winner: Glenelg Shire Council 
Demystifying History Documentary & Combined Citizenship Ceremony

Highly Commended: Darebin City Council 
Ongoing Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reconciliation

Acknowledgement for Continued Leadership in Reconciliation – City of Yarra

 

Local Government – Schools and Early Years

Winner: Darebin City Council 
NAIDOC Schools Yarning Conference

Highly Commended: Wyndham City Council 
Reconciliation Action at Scale – Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

 

Community Organisation

Winner: Whittlesea Reconciliation Group 
Kulin Village @ Whittlesea Community Festival

Highly Commended: Balnarring Pre-School: Bundjil Nest Project 
Womin djeka Balnarring Ngargee including Book Launch

Acknowledgement for Emerging Work in Driving Systematic Change – Bendigo Reconciliation Committee

 

‍More than 100 guests including the Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek, local government representatives,Traditional Owners and Elders – attended yesterday’s ceremony, held at Richmond’s Korin Gamadji Institute and live streamed on Melbourne’s first Aboriginal owned and managed radio station 3 Kool ‘N’ Deadly (3KND).

This year’s seventeen finalists showcased the diversity and strength of reconciliation activities across the state –including education initiatives, cultural markers, forums, cultural events and resource development.

 

All the 2019 HART Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all this year’s finalists for the 2019 HART Awards.

‍The finalists in the Local Government category:

Glenelg Shire Council 
Demystifying History Documentary & Combined Citizenship Ceremony

Western Region Local Government Reconciliation Network
NAIDOC 2018 Photo Exhibition: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of the West

City of Port Phillip 
St Kilda Beach 2-on-2 Basketball Competition

City of Ballarat 
Ballarat Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Portrait & Storytelling Project

City of Yarra 
Remember Me: A Tribute to the Stolen Generations and their Families

Darebin City Council 
Ongoing Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reconciliation

The finalists in the Local Government – Schools and Early Years category:

Darebin City Council 
NAIDOC Schools Yarning Conference

Wodonga City Council 
Koorie Champions Network Group

Moonee Valley City Council 
We Walk Together, Wanganyinu Yan Djerring

Wyndham City Council 
Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre and Integrated Family Centre

Wyndham City Council 
Reconciliation Action at Scale – Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives

‍The finalists in the Community Organisation category:

The Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE) 
ASHEfest

Weenthunga Health Network Inc. 
Ngarrn-gakgo mangkie (hear within) Program

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation/Abbotsford Convent Foundation 
Ngulu-nganjin’ (Our Voice)

Whittlesea Reconciliation Group 
Kulin Village @ Whittlesea Community Festival

Bendigo Reconciliation Committee 
Identifying and Addressing Organisational White Privilege

Balnarring Pre-School: Bundjil Nest Project 
Womin djeka Balnarring Ngargee including Book Launch

 

The 6th annual HART Awards are presented by Reconciliation Victoria, in partnership with VLGA and supported by Bank Australia and Local Government Victoria. The Awards recognise Victorian initiatives that contribute to local reconciliation outcomes.

The winners in each category received a beautiful handcrafted coolamon as an award and the community organisation category winner was awarded a prize of $1000 to support their reconciliation initiatives.

The short-listed and winning initiatives will be profiled in a booklet and promoted on the websites of Reconciliation Victoria, VLGA, Local Government Victoria and Bank Australia to provide inspiration for other organisations and communities.

More information about the HART Awards including previous winners and finalists



Last Updated: June 20, 2019 at 11:12 am