If you are in the Albury area next Monday morning (19 February), please join us for a #CroakeyGO – an act of walking journalism on Wiradjuri country to discuss local health issues.
We will meet at 9am at the Kremur Street boat ramp in West Albury to follow the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk.
This is an open invitation for people with a concern for health – whether patients, community members, health professionals, NGOs and others – to walk with members of the Croakey connective, including Dr Ruth Armstrong, Marie McInerney, Jennifer Doggett, Amy Coopes, Dr Megan Williams, Mitchell Ward and Melissa Sweet.
We’ll be all fired up from a Croakey meeting on the previous day, planning our activities for 2018 and beyond, so feel free to bring along your suggestions for health and social issues that you believe deserve more coverage and, of course, your stories about what works.
According to the Albury City Council website:
The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk features a series of stunning contemporary Aboriginal sculptures lining the Wagirra Trail from Kremur Street in West Albury to Wonga Wetlands.
Eleven sculptures created by local Aboriginal artists have been installed along the five kilometres of trail. Each sculpture is accompanied by interpretative panels and videos available via smartphone.
The sculptures along the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk resonate with Milawa lore, reflecting their fundamental relationship to the river. You can feel and appreciate the deep sense of history and reciprocity between nature and culture, as you walk or slowly ride the sculpture trail.”
If you can’t be there in person, please join us at #CroakeyGO on Twitter, and learn more about the significance of Yindyamarra – “go slowly and with respect along the river” – from the video below:
• Croakey thanks and acknowledges the Albury City Council for assistance in arranging the walk.
And thanks also to VACCHO!
• Get your #CroakeyGO T-shirts etc at RedBubble.