Visit from the Governor of Victoria Hon. Linda Dessau
15 July 2016
THE HONOURABE LINDA DESSAU VISTS ILIM COLLEGE - 14th July 2016
As part of the Naidoc Week Celebrations Ilim College in partnerships with the Australian Federal Police created a mosaic with staff, students and parents. The Hon. Linda Dessau, Governer of Victoria unveils this beautiful artwork. The artwork celebrates the positive interactions between the Aboriginal people and the Muslim Afghani cameleers. Australian history witnessed two nations intertwining peacefully for decades. RESPECT and ACCEPTANCE was instrumental in forging their relationship.The Afghani cameleers sought permission from the Aboriginal people by lighting a fire, waiting for permission to be granted before settling on their lands.The journey ingnited with respect , strengthened over the years as members of the two nations married one another, named their children, and even their streets, with islamic names. This was on of the historic stepping stones which helped pave the way to the Australian multicultural society we all enjoy today.