RECOGNISED: The Ration Shed Reconciliation Run earnt a state award in 2018.
RECOGNISED: The Ration Shed Reconciliation Run earnt a state award in 2018. Claudia Williams

Reconciliation in the spotlight at state awards

THE Ration Shed Museum Reconciliation Fun Run is the best community event in Queensland promoting reconciliation.

In 2018 the Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group took home a Queensland Reconciliation Award for promoting diversity and a healthy lifestyle, as well as showcasing Aboriginal culture and encouraging good relationships between the once-divided communities.

The Queensland Government is calling on groups and organisations who foster reconciliation to share their stories and nominate for the 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

The 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards ambassador Johnathan Thurston, who has returned for his seventh year in the role, said he encouraged people promoting reconciliation across the state to nominate.

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"It's important for people to see reconciliation as a whole-of-community responsibility," Mr Thurston said.

"Together we should be striving to develop respectful relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and create a community where all cultures are valued and respected equally.

"By nominating for these awards, you're highlighting the great work being done across Queensland, and hopefully encouraging others to follow your example in the future."

The awards program offers a total prize pool of $25,000 across business, community, education, partnership and an overall Premier's Reconciliation Award.

Nominations close at 5pm, Monday, February 25, 2019.

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