Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Inc

The objective of the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Incorporated is to work on projects and to share information to promote understanding of reconciliation between First Nations Australians and other Australians through engagement and participation.
Bridgette Chilli smoking ceremony

Satchels of Goods

An ongoing project for the SCRGI has been the preparation and distribution of satchels of goods for people in remote, regional and rural communities. The goods are sent to health clinics where they are used to encourage residents to come in for health checks and are also supplied to those who are unprepared for going into hospital.

The fabric and knitted items are provided by individuals and craft groups within the Sunshine Coast community. 


Aunty Betty Memorial Seat & Yarning Circle


SCRGI is in the process of applying to the Sunshine Coast Council for a memorial seat for our departed Elder, Aunty Betty.

Aunty Betty was active in supporting many aspects of our local communities. Aunty Betty’s strong support and guidance for young people will always be remembered and we wish to acknowledge this with a meaningful memorial. Following discussion with Aunty Betty’s family and local council, we have determined that a memorial seat overlooking the sea at Dicky Beach Park would be a respectful and appropriate memorial to Aunty Betty. This location is of personal significance to Aunty Betty and her family. SCRGI has also discussed with the local council a proposal for a yarning circle at Lower Neill Street with a connection between Aunty Betty’s memorial seat and the yarning circle. We hope to begin planning for a grant for the yarning circle project in the coming months.

SCRGI is seeking letters of support for the Aunty Betty Memorial Seat project from community leaders and groups. Letters demonstrating that Aunty Betty was a person who made a highly significant contribution to the cultural and social development of our communities is an important part of our application to council.


Reading4Reconciliation Bookclub

SCRGI is pleased to support the Reading4Reconciliation bookclub. Reading4Reconciliation is a Sunshine Coast ‘Book Club-with-a-Difference’. 

Our purpose is to expand our knowledge and understanding of the culture, history and current issues impacting on Australia’s First Nation Peoples by reading works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and then discussing them in an informal, friendly setting.

The bookclub is held every 6 weeks at the Caloundra Community Centre, 58A Queen Street, Caloundra, For further information, please contact us.


Shared History Seminars

SCRGI has presented a number of shared history seminars since 2015. The seminars provide the Sunshine Coast community with information about First Nations’/settlers’ shared history of the frontier; and Aboriginal dispossession in South-East Queensland. Presented by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people they provide an opportunity for truth telling, discussion and reflection.


Other projects include our events, such as our Shared History Seminars, the Aunty Betty Reconciliation Memorial Walk and NAIDOC Week activitiesIf you have an idea for a project or event, please contact us.

Acknowledgement and Content Advice​

The Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group Incorporated acknowledges and pays respect to Queensland’s past, present and future Traditional Owners and Elders and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.