Shepparton Ethnic Council welcomes members of the broader community to participate in a day of discovery of Shepparton’s unique Multicultural communities on Thursday 26th of March 2020. Seats are limited so please register early.
The tour commences at the Flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton. Rumbalara Aboriginal Elder Robyn Nelson will guide the visitors through some of the local indigenous history, including the walk-off from Cummeragunja in 1939.
The Bus tour will also go to the Turkish Mosque, where the imam and members of Shepparton’s Turkish Community explain the features of the mosque and elements of the muslim worship service and the Holy Koran. The Cultural Bus Tour will also visit the Afghan Mosque, Iraqi Mosque and the Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh temple).
As we will visiting places of various cultures and religions, cultural sensitivity needs to be acknowledged. As part the Muslim and Sikh traditions removal of shoes is required and the covering of hair before you enter their places of worship. A scarf can be used to cover hair and socks may be needed when shoe removal is required.
Date: Thursday 26th of March 2020 The tour will start at the Ethnic Council 10 am and finish around 4:00 pm. We will take you to the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, Turkish Mosque, Afghan Mosque, Iraqi Mosque and the Gurdwara Sahib (Sikh temple). A lunch will be provided at the Turkish Mosque. The Itinerary
9.15 am – Departure (Ethnic Council)
9:30 am – Experience the Indigenous Culture (1 Hour and 15 minutes)
11.00 am – Iraqi Mosque (45 Minutes)
12:00 pm – Turkish Mosque (1 Hour and 30 Minutes)
2.00 pm – Afghani Mosque (45 minutes)
3.00 pm – Sikh Gurdwara (45 minutes)
4.00 pm- Return back to the Ethnic Council – End of Tour
For more information, please call Andrew Murley on 03 5831 2395
Supported by Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District.