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Colebrook Reconciliation Park

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18 June 2021

Colebrook Reconciliation Park

Colebrook Reconciliation Park

Recently the Year 12 Health and Wellbeing class visited Colebrook Reconciliation Park, the site of the former Colebrook House, located on Shepherds Hill Road, Eden Hills. The class has been looking at the impact of racism and segregation, looking at how that impacts the health of indigenous populations.

Taking a global approach, recent events in America were explored around ‘Black Lives Matter’ and subsequent race riots of 2020. This then moved to an Australian perspective looking at Indigenous Australians and how the impact of the Stolen Generation impacted a generations health over time. Visiting Colebrook house, enabled student to gain a local perspective of how this occurred in the 1930’s-  1970’s on their door step in the local area.

The house which young indigenous Australians were bought to as part of the separation policy, no longer stands, however the park acts as a memorial and act of reconciliation for the 350 indigenous children taken from their families over this time period.  Students spent 30 minutes in the park, listening to stories, reading perspectives and reflecting on the events that happened.

Abby Bruce (Year 12 student) provided the following reflection:

Going to the Colebrook House made me realise the true grief and sadness these people had to endure for so many years. Seeing the reality and different perspectives of how people truly felt made me realise how difficult these times were for these people and the devastation they went through. One specific quote read "Let It Never Happen Again." This specifically resonated with me because it acknowledge the true hurt and devastation that was experienced. It shows that it is not enough to just say 'sorry' but to truly imbed this and to ensure nothing to that extent ever occurs again. 

"My  baby, my baby, please give my baby back." Reading this quote, you can only imagine the agony and devastation parent's must've experienced when their children were taken from them. When you realise the true pain parents and their children went through, it leaves you shocked to as how something of that proportion was ever able to be initiated. 

"Getting to know my mother was like getting to know a friend." Hearing this quote really resonated with me. Knowing the importance of family relations to the aboriginal culture, you can only imagine the effect being taken away from your family and them essentially becoming strangers to you could have on one and how disconnected they would feel. It would be difficult for them to feel as though they belonged someone if they had no real connection to their family and where they came from.

Mark Goreham
Head of Health and Physical Education