STAGE 3 WIRADJURI signage

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Wiradjuri people.

We pay respect to the Elders – past present and emerging.

We gratefully acknowledge that we gather on Country on which First Nations people have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.

We acknowledge the living culture and its unique role in the life of the region.
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Image: (from left) MLHD Project Manager - Redevelopment Kate Kennett, Health Infrastructure Senior Project Director Cath Taylor, Charles Sturt University academic Letetia Harris and Wiradjuri Elder Aunty Cheryl Penrith at the Ashmont Community Resource Centre in Wagga Wagga in August 2020.

Thursday 20 August 2020
The members of the working group had their final meeting online and face-to-face at the Ashmont Community Resource Centre for further discussion and recommendation of Wiradjuri names and descriptions in the new Stage 3 building. The spaces for dual language signage includes:
Lecture Theatre
Outpatient Clinics
Aboriginal Health
Community Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol
Community Health
Reception
Pathology
Renal Dialysis
Hospital in the Home
Oral Health
Older Persons Mental Health
Rehabilitation
Aged Care
Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Pathology
Social Work
Dietetics

Thursday 2 July 2020
The members of a working group to select Wiradjuri names and descriptions met for the first time to discuss the Wiradjuri

Wayfinding for the Wagga Wagga Health Service (WWHS) Redevelopment Stage 3 project.

The working group includes representatives of Wagga Wagga Local Aboriginal Land Council, Aunty Jeans, Mawang Gaway Consultative Group, Wirajduri Elders, Charles Sturt University Wiradjuri Language Culture and Heritage program, and staff from Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

Image: (from left) Uncle John Craig, Aunty Cheryl Penrith, Aunty Jenny Egan and Uncle Bob Egan on Thursday 9 July 2020 at Ashmont Community Resource Centre. 

As part of the Stage 3 project, a number of designated spaces in the new Stage 3 building will have names and d
​The group meets again in August following lthe initial discussions about appropriate Wiradjuri words and descriptions for the new health facility.

Thursday 30 April 2020
escriptions in the Wiradjuri language. 

The selection of Wiradjuri as the language for the signage is in recognition that the Wagga Wagga Health Service is on Wiradjuri land and that it is the language of First Nations people. 

It is about finding a way to make people feel welcome and comfortable, where the Wiradjuri language is respected and valued. The initiative is also in recognition of Murrumbidgee Local Health District's  commitment to Aboriginal cultural practices.

Information about submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to join a Wiradjuri Naming Working Group for the Redevelopment Stage 3 project can be found here

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