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Ballerrt Mooroop Day 2024

07 May 2024

Sunday 26 May is Ballerrt Mooroop Day, and the community is invited to come and celebrate.  

Ballerrt Mooroop means ’strong spirit’ in Woi-wurrung language. Located at 208A Hilton St, Glenroy, the site has cultural and educational importance to all First Nations people on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country. 

Ballerrt Mooroop Day is an opportunity to learn more about the site’s significance. There will also be an opportunity to hear about the history of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and local Elders, and there will be fun activities. 

The event will run from 12pm to 3pm. Entry is via 208A Hilton St, Glenroy or from ATC Cook Reserve in Glenroy.

The day will start with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country. Uncle Charles Pakana will be our MC for the day.

Free activities for the whole family include: 

Venue accessibility

Parking will be available at the Glenroy Specialist School and the surrounding area. Accessible parking bays are limited. A temporary accessible toilet will be available on site.

The surface of the Ballerrt Mooroop path is made of loose, coarse rock that may not be suitable for some wheelchairs. This path will be made fully accessible at any future works planned for this site.

Learn more about Ballerrt Mooroop

This year Ballerrt Mooroop Day falls on National Sorry Day and the start of National Reconciliation Week. It’s the perfect time to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how everyone can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.