One of the great trees at St Mary MacKillop Reserve beside the Cooks River

The Canterbury Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Cooks River Valley Association & Canterbury Council have organized the Two Valley Trail Reconciliation Walk on Sunday 18th September 2011.

The walk will recognize & celebrate the role that Aboriginal people, past & present, have played in caring for the country of the Cooks River Valley & the Wolli Valley.

The walk is broken into 2 sections of Wolli Creek & 4 sections along the Cooks River allowing people to join any of the sections & leave when they like or participate in the whole walk. This is a great idea as it makes it much easier for people with health or time restrictions to be able to participate.


  • 1st section meets at 10am at Girrahween Park. To get to the meeting place you need to either enter the car park above the park from St James Avenue or Joy Avenue Earlwood & walk down the steps or walk in from Fauna Street Earlwood.
  • 2nd section meets at 11am at Turrella Reserve. The closest street is Finlays Avenue Earlwood.


  • 1st section meets at 10.15am at Lees Park.  The nearest street is Brighton Avenue Croydon Park.
  • 2nd section meets at 10.30am at Mary MacKillop Park. The nearest cross streets are Fore Street & Canterbury Road Canterbury.
  • 3rd section meets at 10.45am at Ewen Park.  The nearest cross streets are Smith Avenue & Tennent Parade Hurlstone Park.
  • 4th section meets at 11.15am at Steele Park.  The nearest cross streets are Illawarra Road & Wharf Road Marrickville.


  • At approximately 11.30am participants from both walks will meet at Gough Whitlam Reserve Bayview Avenue Earlwood for a free barbeque.  There will be Indigenous & environmental themed activities for children & families.
  • At 12.30pm there will be an Acknowledgement of Country as part of a short official program.

The barbeque & Acknowledgement of Country program is open to everyone, & you do not need to participate on the walks to attend.  However, bookings are essential for catering purposes.

Numbers are limited on both walks & bookings are essential.  Registration forms are available online on the Cooks River Valley Association website –  Inquiries phone 0414 910 816 or email 

Ibis feeding at the Cooks River Marrickville South