Journey of Recognition coming to Ararat 

ARARAT - Ararat will welcome Australia's Journey to Recognition on Tuesday as part of the epic relay across the nation to raise community support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The stop in Ararat comes 10 days after the launch in Melbourne's Federation Square, with participants having walked up to 27 kilometres a day on the epic quest to recognition.

From Ararat they will continue to walk towards Adelaide, before heading north to Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy in the Northern Territory.

Organisers are encouraging Ararat locals to be part of history and attend afternoon tea at the Ararat RSL from 3.30pm on Tuesday, June 4 where they will be able to hear about the journey and have a chat about Constitutional Recognition.

John Baxter, a proud Latji Latji man and member of the stolen generation spoke at the launch in Federation Square and will be in Ararat as part of the walk.

Ararat Rural City councillor Gary Hull and Colleen White, director of Corporate Strategy, Risk and Governance will attend the event.Recognise deputy campaign director, Tanya Hosch said constitutional recognition would be a chance for Australians to forge the next chapter of our nation's story together.

"Constitutional recognition will be a profound act of unity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians," she said.

"That unity will help us to move on together, but without the active support of everyday Australians, we cannot bring the country together."

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