As part of sharing knowledge about the Strzelecki Year, we share articles received from KHI.
On Monday, May 22, 2023, a ten-person delegation representing the Traditional Custodians of Mount Kosciuszko from the Monero-Ngarigo tribe returned from Poland, while the author of this report, Andrzej Kozek, represented a Polish-Australian organization Kosciuszko Heritage Inc., the initiator and organizer of the tour.
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Monero-Ngarigo was represented by the Elders Aunty Iris White and Uncle Gnublum John Dixon, accompanied by the Djinama Yiliga choir lead by Cheryl Davison-Overton.
The occasion was the celebration of the Strzelecki Year 2023 proclaimed by the Parliament of the Republic of Poland.
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A new positive era of relations began between the Polish-Australian community together with local people and local authorities and later with the Ngarigo elders, the traditional custodians of Mount Kosciuszko.
If you want to read the whole thing, - tap, click on the image to the right - PDF file article [2.87 MB - pp 7].
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The resolution of the Polish Parliaments reminds us that not only was Strzelecki an outstanding researcher, and explorer, but he was also a great humanitarian, social activist and the first Pole who, for scientific purposes, circumnavigated the globe alone.
Everywhere he traveled, he conducted geological research and published information about his discoveries. However, it was his exploration of Australia that brought him the greatest fame.
The anniversary celebrations are an excellent opportunity to consolidate the image of the Polish community as a community open to mutual understanding and cooperation with other minorities of multicultural Australia, especially with Aborigines from the Monero-Ngarigo tribe, the traditional guardians of Mount Kosciuszko.