Community Award

HART – Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together

The Mullagh Wills Foundation was recognised by Reconciliation Victoria and the Victorian Local Governance Association through the 2017 Community HART Award. The Award for demonstrating Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people working together and contributing to reconciliation through relationships, respect and understanding. This was presented following the successful Mullagh Wills Foundation ‘Journey to the MCG’ project in Victoria during 2016. HART – Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together.

MCC Celebrations

The Mullagh Wills Foundation brought together Aboriginal Elders with Hon. Dan Tehan MP (representing the Prime Minister), the President of the MCC, together with Indigenous, community and sporting communities from the West Wimmera to Melbourne in a moving ceremony beside the Indigenous scar tree in Yarra Park outside the MCG on Boxing Day prior to the annual Boxing Day Cricket Test match in 2016. The symbolic moment celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the 1866 Boxing Day match played at the MCC between the All Aboriginal Team from West Wimmera and the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Indigenous Round

Cricket Victoria Indigenous Round

The Mullagh Wills Foundation joined Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy for Cricket Victoria’s first Indigenous Round in Premier Cricket at the Bill Lawry Oval in December 2016.

The Northcote versus St Kilda match was the first game to celebrate ‘Indigenous Round’ and has now grown to be part of Cricket Victoria’s month long celebrations of the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the game of cricket.

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Journey to England

The journey commenced in Harrow, Western Victoria travelled through ten municipalities for a presentation at the MCG, then to England in 2018 and is now in back in Australia.

The Message Book

The commemorative Message Book has been signed by community and sporting groups and dignitaries  from Western Victoria to England, including the Queen.

The Community

Community involvement is the key to the Mullagh Wills Foundation. Building awareness of the Aboriginal Cricket Team and highlighting the important role sport plays in reconciliation…