Aunty Pat Anderson headlines First Nation knowledge sharing forums

Greater Geelong residents are invited to join Elders, First Nation Leaders, MPs and Allies as Aunty Pat Anderson AO visits our region for ‘The Heart II – A Shared Journey’ hosted by the City of Greater Geelong and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

Aunty Pat will be joined by Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative Elders and Board members, Aunty Wendy Brabham, and Uncle Glen Shea, along with young leaders Jordyn Flagg and Naomi Edwards, as voices across multiple generations form a Yarning Circle at the City’s civic precinct Wurriki Nyal.

A Yarning Circle is an informal conversation that involves the telling of stories as a way of passing on cultural knowledge.

The forums form just one of several Voice to Parliament events as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Greater Geelong Mayor Trent Sullivan

The Geelong community is privileged to have the opportunity to hear from such a renowned identity.

Aunty Pat is known both nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health of Australia’s First Peoples.

Given her extensive experience in Aboriginal health, including community development, policy formation and research ethics, our community is privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of her meeting with various generations of the local First Nations community.

Joining with Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative in hosting these forums demonstrates the City’s commitment to walking with First Nations Peoples to build a better future.

Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken

I encourage everyone to consider joining either of the two sessions available.

We are on a journey of working collaboratively with First Nations communities to improve opportunities and outcomes across multiple areas, and hearing from Aunty Pat and joining in these forums will go a long way to helping us achieve that.


  • 28 August 2023, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • 29 August 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Wurriki Nyal, Wadawurrung Country, 137-149 Mercer Street, Geelong VIC 3220


Free of charge

To register visit:

The Heart II – A Shared Journey

In addition, residents are invited to attend the remaining Community Kiosks including:

  • Thursday 24 August, 1pm-3pm, Lara Library
  • Thursday 14 September, 11am-1pm, Belmont Library
  • Wednesday 27 September, 11am-1pm, Waurn Ponds Library
  • Thursday 28 September, 11am-1pm, Ocean Grove Library

No registration is required for the Community Kiosks.

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