No. 868 - Glenorchy - The Leprena Centre

The city of Glenorchy is located approximately 7 kilometres north of Hobart's CBD. Glenorchy means ‘glen of tumbling waters’ and it is believed that Governor Lachlan Macquarie named the area after his wife’s birthplace; Glen Orchy, Argyllshire.

The Leprena Centre is the home of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress in Tasmania. The word 'Leprena' is of Tasmanian Aboriginal origin and means 'home'.

The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress was formed in 1985 by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the Uniting church. The UAICC has the authority to make decisions in all matters relating to ministry with Aboriginal and Islander peoples.

The Synod has two congresses; Victoria and Tasmania. Each state also has its own cultural hub, Narana in Geelong and Leprena in Glenorchy, Tasmania. Leprena began as a worship-gathering space for the Aboriginal community, but has expanded into a centre that provides projects and programs in a culturally safe space. Leprena’s vision is to provide holistic community development and cultural inclusion.

Further information about the work of the Leprena Centre can be found in the links provided at the end of this page.

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