(RMCLC closed all its Generalist Legal Services on 20 March 2001. From July 6 2001 RMCLC has kept a volunteer Roma Mitchell Human Rights Volunteer Service operating with sufficient community volunteer input to offer free legal services.)


A Bigger Picture for our Human Rights


Candle Light Walk for Indigenous Treaty, Australian Bill of Rights, Justice & Peace:

Links: "CLWflyer.jpg" & "CandleLightWalkHistory.htm"

obtain info on a direct file links: "Peacewlk.htm" [22KB+ orig. Word 97], or the [635 KB] project flyer "CLWflyer-Kodakimg"; or e-mail .

Journey of Healing (National Sorry Day):

The National project may be accessed through the National Sorry Day Committee via:

SA's Journey of Healingprogram is run by the SA Journey of Healing Association Inc:

The Journey of Healing 2008 is to be held from 10AM - 3PM on Monday 26 May 2008 (? Victoria Square-Tarndanyangga ?), ADELAIDE (see: )

Norwood Primary School Memorial plaque for Kent Town Boys Home old scholars:

A local community Steering Committee was chaired by the Principal of the primary school, and included student representatives, parent and local artist Mary Kastanos, the local council Cultural Heritage Advisor, and a former Aboriginal resident of the home, now a Minister of Religion, Revd Sid Graham. Funds had been raised by the parent group and by local community donations. The plaque was set in the school and unveiled on 30 May during Reconciliation Week 2001. RMCLC Reconciliation and Human Rights first initiated local community Sorry Day activities in 1998 from which the plaque project has developed.

ANTaR - Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation - South Australian Campaign:

A brief description of this project is available from Glen Giles at SA ANTaR on :

"STARS SWEETHEARTS":  Reconciliation Art Project supported by Roma Mitchell Reconciliation and Human Rights - Portrait of Ngarrindjeri Elder of Meningie entered in 2000 Archibald Prize by local artist Mary Kastanos - portrait made available below with artist's consent [from 138KB JPEG file "2000ArchibaldEntry-Portrait.gif"] for exhibition on this site.

"STARS Sweethearts" (Setting The Aboriginal Record Straight) is a portrait of Elder Daisy M. Brown Rankine, Ngarrindjeri Elder of Meningie, South Australia, Convenor: Lake Albert Ngori (pelican) Meiwi Sub-Committee. Aunty Daisy is adorned with broaches: the golden pelican (her ngatji: companion/totem); Meiwi* flag; International Year of the Older Persons (a reminder to respect our elders); plus the Reconciliation emblems. The background waters depict the River Murray at Wellington, where her great grandparents lived. The pelicans, seagulls and shag are some of the bird life of the area. Mary Kastanos: Artist "As an Australian born Greek (my mother's people were refugees from Smyrna, my father a Greek Cypriot), I knew little about this land we call Australia, or its Indigenous inhabitants. In understanding about caring and sharing for each other and the land, I'm learning about reciprocity in living." (Meiwi Flag in background of photograph)

*Meiwi means: "Life to all Living Things, Creatures Great and Small" Elder Daisy M. Brown/Rankine.

Obtain info on Meiwi on a direct file link: "YaraldiMeiwi.htm"

Indigenous Liaison - Ngarrindjeri Tendi:

Ngarrindjeri Nation Flag
(Ngarrindjeri flag image came from )

Please send donations for use of the Ngarrindjeri Flag to the NGARRINDJERI JUSTICE FIGHTING FUND c/: BANK SA - BSB 105-165 - A/c No. 015569840

The Bigger Picture - Ngarrindjeri Rights:

Ngarrindjeri Link:

The link gives brief details of the project which are also obtainable through 4 "rtf"files:- "BigrPict.rtf" [6KB+ & Word 97 file], "BigrPict16pts.rtf" [10KB+ & Word 97 file]; with the Bigger Picture pledge "BigrPictpledge.rtf" [11KB+ & Word 6 file], and the words and chords to the Bigger Picture song on file "BigrPictSong.rtf" [5KB+ & Word 97 file].

Ngarrindjeri Treaty - SA Social Contract:

A brief description of this project may be provided by consultation with the Ngarrindjeri Treaty Working Group members on , and .

Australian Social Economic Rights Project (ASERP) - Ngarrindjeri Submission (contribution by Convenor):

An ASERP submission through VCOSS to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in April 2000 put up Australia's failure to comply with the UN International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights - Two Ngarrindjeri Nation members submitted an appendix to the ASERP UN submission, with the help of Reconciliation and Human Rights. Contact: Alexandre Tikhonov Secretary to the CESCR, Office of the UNHCHR, UN Office 1-025, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve, SWITZERLAND.

The F.A.I.R. Ten Point Plan - Domestic Violence self help against perpetrators:

The Reconciliation and Human Rights Convenor drafted the plan at the request of involved non Indigenous & Indigenous domestic violence victims. Link: "Fair10PtPlandraft10.htm". Back to Top

General Contact Information

- Evening Advisory Service - 6PM Mon & Thurs - appointments may be made in person at the Centre or by telephone 48 hours in advance on: (08) 83621199

Street address
110 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067

Postal address

P.O. Box 4018 Norwood South SA 5067

Electronic mail address

Web address

Page location

Office phone
61 8 8362 1199 (ansafone)

Office fax number
61 8 8362 0410

Employment Service (direct line)

Free Call 1300 131 540

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Contact Person Information

Job title

Volunteers Sub-committee (a few of the volunteers at their meeting)

(L - R: Treasurer/Volunteers & Human Rights Convenor Patrick Byrt, Carren Walker, Matthew Mead, Paul Bialous, Secretary Bob Gregrory)

Job title

Convenor (Volunteer) - Human Rights and Reconciliation

Patrick T. Byrt

Job title

Solicitor - Employment Law - TEL: 1300 131 540


Eligible disadvantaged (low income, youth, women, migrant and Indigenous) workers in South Australia and the Northern Territory may request free, confidential advice, information, referrals and support dealing primarily with the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA's). General employment advice and a Telephone Advice Clinic are available. Eligible disadvantaged workers having a problem at work can phone us from anywhere in South Australia or the Northern Territory for an assessment of their problem. Union members should contact their union in the first instance. Telephone appointments of up to half an hour duration are held at the following times - Tuesday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. ELS is an advice service only.

Key responsibilities

Evening Advisory Service - 6PM Mon & Thurs - appointment by telephone booking

Reconciliation and Human Rights

Pro-active involvement in the local promotion of Human Rights & Aboriginal Reconciliation, by working together in unison with Indigenous people to assist co-ordination of access to community based legal and related services.

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Hot List

Site 1 This is the Kumarangk News web site.

Site 2 This is the Ngarrindjeri flag image link.

Sites 3 & 4 These are Aboriginal web sites for up to date access.

Site 5 This is a link to the FAIRA Aboriginal Corporation- publisher of "Land Rights Queensland" news.

Site 6 This Ngarrindjeri Bigger Picture site hosts a Human Rights Campaign for a Treaty

Sites 7 The Bigger  Picture site is the Ngarrindjeri Bigger Picture from Camp Coorong

Site 8  This is the Ngarrindjeri Ngrilkulun 2000 Corroboree archive site

Site 9 World Court for Human Rights links to an IT cyber court possibly open to you !

Site 10 The Koori Internet World is a web site with local, national and international links

Site 11 re: NAIDOC 2008 - National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee: A brief description of this project is available from NAIDOC National Committee:

NAIDOC 2008: National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee - further details are available from NAIDOC: NAIDOC 2008 c/- PO Box 17 WODEN ACT 2606 - TEL: (02) 6121 4951 - Fax: (02) 6264 5903


Wizard [Oh happy day when we are that advanced ! - ed.]

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