FLASHBACK: Vietnam veteran and Wakka Wakka elder Eric Law, AM, at the Cherbourg war memorial last year

November 9, 2020

An historic event will occur in Murgon on Thursday morning when the Aboriginal flag is flown for the first time on a new flagpole erected opposite the town’s War Memorial.

Murgon RSL Sub-Branch vice-president – and Wakka Wakka Elder – Uncle Eric Law AM said it had been a long wait but he hoped it was another step on the path to Reconciliation.

“In all my 70 years, I didn’t think I would get to see it,” the Vietnam veteran admitted.

“It’s been a long wait but I think it’s going to be a good thing for both communities.”

The flagpole is being erected on Council land with the support of the South Burnett Regional Council.

The flag-raising ceremony will be held at 8:30am on Thursday.

The Aboriginal Flag was officially raised for the first time outside the South Burnett Regional Council Chambers in Kingaroy in May 2019 and is now a permanent fixture.

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