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Girls from Oz program brings city girls to Carnarvon for National Reconciliation Week choir

Jessica MoroneyMidwest Times
Girls from Oz and the Australian Girls Choir will join voices in Carnarvon in support of Reconciliation Week.
Camera IconGirls from Oz and the Australian Girls Choir will join voices in Carnarvon in support of Reconciliation Week. Credit: David Collins

Girls from Oz and the Australian Girls Choir will unite in Carnarvon in support of Reconciliation by sending girls from Australia’s cities to the town to learn through song and dance.

Twelve senior choristers from the AGC will participate in the Captivation Carnarvon Tour for National Reconciliation Week starting on Saturday, May 27, uniting in song to support the cause.

Rather than girls from remote communities travelling to the city for a week, the reverse travel program will see AGC girls from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney travel to Carnarvon for a week of singing, dancing, performing and cultural learning.

The girls will spend the week rehearsing with senior G-Oz students at Carnarvon Community College, taking workshops with local artists and spending some time on country.

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The girls will perform the National Reconciliation Week Voices for Generations song From Little Things Big Things Grow by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody at the Reconciliation Concert at theGwoonwardu Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre on Robinson St.

Girls from Oz chair Nicole Muir said the program offered life-changing opportunities for young women in remote towns such as Carnarvon.

“Girls from Oz has been running community programs in Carnarvon since 2013 and we see this as a wonderful opportunity to have the young AGC leaders collaborate with the senior G-Oz girls as a powerful sign in support of Reconciliation,” she said.

Girls from Oz advocates the importance of education, training and employment for success and has more than 600 participants in five program locations around Australia.

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