Day of Mourning – Invasion Day Dawn Service January 26
January 26 marks a day of Mourning , ongoing dispossession, displacement and oppression for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We acknowledge our Ancestors, Elders, and Community that make up the 38 plus Nations of the colonial state of Victoria and pay our respects to the many who have paved the way, past and present.
On 26 January 1938 a number of Elders called for a day of mourning, whilst a new nation celebrated nationalism and occupation.
The voices of our old people have been overlooked and ignored for far too long.
The 2023 Day of mourning will be an in-person event, held at the King’s Domain Resting Place located in Kings Domain on Linlithgow Avenue from 5:00am AEDT.
Limited seating for Elders will be available.
Time: 5:00 AM -7:00 AM
Location: Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Avenue Melbourne
Photo credit: Benny Clark