Inaugural raising of the Aboriginal flag

The Aboriginal, flag has been raised at Gosford Police station

Brisbane Water Police District held the inaugural raising of the Aboriginal flag at Gosford Police station on April 20.

Kevin Duncan, on behalf of the Darkinjung people, performed the welcome to country and smoking ceremony as the flag was raised.

BJ Duncan spoke on behalf of the consultative committee on the meaning of the flag to the local community.

Commissioned artworks by local artists Kylie Cassidy and Maurice Goolgong were also unveiled.

The artwork will be featured in the foyer of the police station as a symbol of the local land, community and building partnerships and positive relationships between police and local Darkinjung people.

The ceremony was attended by: Deputy Commissioner, Gary Warboys; Brisbane Water Police District Commander, Brett Greentree; Kevin Duncan; BJ Duncan; Ela Clary; Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch, and members of Brisbane Water Police and local Aboriginal community.

Brisbane Water Police district Facebook page, Apr 22