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Get your RAP on Central Highlands

Join our reconciliation action journey and start your own

Central Highlanders are invited to join council’s reconciliation action plan ‘RAP’ journey and show support by starting their own, while celebrating Indigenous artists.

Under the theme ‘Get your RAP on – Central Highlands’, council encourages people to purchase a shirt wrapped in Indigenous artist Andrew Doyle’s work and share an image wearing the shirt on social media using the hashtag #getyourrapon.

The artwork tells a story that we all know – the journey of life.

But Doyle explores this journey within a context that we don’t all see. Growing up at the centre of two worlds, the Indigenous and white, or western, world. He emphasises the stark contrast of both worlds with a black and white colour scheme. Culture and traditions are monotone but present in both worlds. Life, from infant stage to adulthood tenderly meanders through the black and white world. As opposed to both worlds, life itself is painted in bright colours. A yellow, orange and red band represent the journey in between each stage of life. Changing patterns on the bands show the dwindling of support and increase of hardship and negativity from infant to teenage and finally adulthood.

How to order your shirt

Orders for the shirts will open between 8 and 29 March with expected delivery within six weeks; just before National Reconciliation Week. Cost is $37.50 per shirt plus delivery.

  • The shirts are made-to-order by Indigenous fashion and merchandise provider Dezigna. Dezigna is on a mission to showcase authentic Australian
    Indigenous artworks and designs to every Australian and the world.
  • Council does not profit from the shirt sales.

  • About our reconciliation journey

    Council officially marked the start of its reconciliation journey during NAIDOC Week in 2020, when Reconciliation Australia endorsed the council’s inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

    With the plan, the council has made a commitment to develop and enhance meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and develop a vision for reconciliation. Council also commits to learning and sharing in Indigenous peoples cultures, histories and contemporary issues.

    Learn more.

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