This exhibition showcases the development of the Butchulla Warriors' Memorial from concept to completion and includes photographs and casting materials from Olds Engineering Maryborough.
The memorial will be located in Queens Park and will be unveiled on Saturday 22 April, 2023 at 11am.
The Butchulla Warriors' Memorial is considered to believed the first of its kind. Dedicated to Butchulla Men who died defending Butchulla Country. It remembers those who gave their lives in conflicts cause by colonisation of this country from 1788. It serves not to attach blame or guilt, but to recognise what took place and honour those Aboriginal Men who lost their lives.
The Butchulla Warriors' Memorial is a testament to true reconciliation. Many people from various backgrounds have come together with a united aim – to share this story. It is an example of how each of us can contribute to reconciliation in Australia.
This project was initiated by Butchulla Men`s Business Aboriginal Association Inc. and Fraser Coast Regional Council.
Butchulla Men`s Business Aboriginal Association Inc.is a Not for Profit, Aboriginal organisation. The Association is an initiative of male descendants of the Butchulla Aboriginal people of the Fraser Coast of Queensland, formed to assist in the strengthening of their cultural, social, economic and political position within their traditional lands.
Film by Glen David Wilson. This production was supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council.
This project is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.