Australian Indigenous leader Geoffrey Shannon from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, presents a painting by his wife to Rob Wood and Jabez Phillpot for the ‘Armagh’ community.

‘Armagh’, the Australia-Pacific Centre for Initiatives of Change, is located in Melbourne on the land of the Wurundjeri nation. We pay our respects to those original owners and to the Wurundjeri elders past and present. Indigenous Australians have often been active participants in the programs at Armagh, contributing their culture, spirituality and stories.

This beautiful, gracious 100-year old home was a generous gift to the work of Initiatives of Change (formerly MRA) in 1956 from the Cecil Mackay family. It has been furnished by many thoughtful donations and operated as a home and centre primarily by unpaid volunteers since that time. With a ballroom, reception and drawing rooms, library and dining rooms, it has many inviting and peaceful spaces for meetings, quiet reflection, dinners, public functions and celebrations. Besides many IofC programs and events, the facilities of the home can be used by other groups by arrangement. See photos here.

IofC Australia is also represented by other homes and centres located across the country. To get in touch with IofC near you, please contact us