A COMMUNITY occasion will probably be held alongside The Strand to acknowledge Survival Day right now.
The occasion has been working in Townsville for the previous 18 years and was first held on the Aitkenvale Reserve.
After it was held at a variety of completely different venues, Survival Day now finds its residence at The Strand the place organisers will maintain a daybreak service and a march earlier than celebrations begin.
Organiser Rosalind Sailor mentioned over the previous 5 years they’d seen a change in folks desirous to know what the celebrations had been all about.
“By means of all of the atrocities of what has occurred, we take a look at a life-style that has been misplaced and completely modified, and we have a good time that survival,” she mentioned.
“We’re descendants of these individuals who survived via these atrocities.
“We commemorate that so many lives had been misplaced through the Frontier Wars.
“We’ve got 4 conventional proprietor teams that folks can come and have a chat with and get to know the historical past of the land and the folks.”
Ms Sailor mentioned the occasion was a possibility for “truth-telling”, however would additionally showcase a spread of music performances, dance, poetry and visitor audio system.
Residents are invited to “sit collectively, stroll collectively and listen to one another’s tales”.
The daybreak service will probably be held from 6am to six.30am, whereas a march from 10.30am to 11am will precede celebrations between 11am to 3pm.
Initially printed as Survival Day event remembers ‘a lifestyle that has been lost’