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Kardinia Church Visit Dareton Youth and Community Centre

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

In May, a small team from Kardinia Church in Geelong, Victoria, had the opportunity to visit the Dareton Youth and Community Centre and meet with people from the local communities in Dareton and Mildura. 

It was a time of listening, learning and seeking to understand the history of the Indigenous People in the area and their connection to land, water and culture. We were ably led by Nick Wight from Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA) who has an abundance of knowledge and insight of the region and the people who live and work there. We met with leaders of local churches in Dareton and Mildura. 

It was wonderful to spend time at the Dareton Youth and Community Centre, connecting with Ilker, volunteers from the Dareton Combined Parish Church and hanging out with the youth who come to the centre on a regular basis. 

The visit to Dareton has challenged us in many ways. We want to learn more about our own region, Wadawurrong land. We want to connect and listen to Indigenous people as we seek to understand, to respect and to be restored in relationship. 

Karen Evans,
Missions Leader,

Kardinia Church 

If you would like to organise a Discovery Visit to connect with any of our IMA partners, please contact Nick Wight, IMA Coordinator, at nick@gmp.org.au for more information.

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