Driving west from Blackwood on Shepherds Hill Road you travel past Wittunga Gardens, Blackwood Primary and High Schools, Karinya Reserve with its playground, a Skate Park and football oval then you can’t help but notice a brightly painted low wall. The wall marks the beginning of Colebrook Reconciliation Park the site of Colebrook Home for 28 years.
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The children who lived there had mostly been forcibly taken from their families and the statue of the grieving mother captures the desolation felt superbly. South Australian sculptor, Silvio Apponyi, created the wonderful works.
Celebrations are held at the Park every year during Naidoc Week and at other times.
Paths head off in many different directions, it’s a lovely place to walk and enjoy the natural environment.
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