After printing the booklet arrangements were made that an official “Welcome to Country” would take place by Rhiannon Wright. Rhiannon is the granddaughter of Darug Elder Aunty Edna Watson” a Darug woman from the Boorooberongal clan descended from Yarramundi through Maria Lock.
Rhiannon performed the Welcome to Country at the opening of the Kable reunion activities.
Pauline Galloway’s great, great, grandfather and relatives were of the Aboriginal group of the Fish River Tribe Yass. Pauline conducted Acknowledgement of Country at the start of the Kable Reunion Church Service and the Kable Reunion Dinner.
Special mentions and awards were made to June Whittaker, Paul Kable, Zillah Campbell and Roslyn Robinson for their roles in “keeping the Kable-Holmes Flame alive’ for decennia. Special thanks was paid to Gladys Busch for her contribution in creating the Kable-Holmes dolls.
The gathering ground for the welcome was the “betting ring” of Hawkesbury Race Club. This was the only available space that could accommodate the 450 “cousins” at the same time as the Ted McCabe function centre was already set for dinner that night.
Following this sit-down part of the “Meet & Greet”, a light lunch was had and many people also took the opportunity to visit the memorabilia room where displays were laid out. This was followed by presentations by June Whittaker (Genesis of Kable Reunions) and Zillah Campbell. Sales of books and charts were also available.