The Presenters for the Morning Tea are:
Rollo has been involved in community work for more than 40 years, as both a policy maker and at the grass-roots level. He is a pharmacist by profession.
He strongly believes a visionary approach is needed to avoid the total degradation of Aboriginal society, and is urging the support of mainstream Australia - to better understand the disaster which exists in Aboriginal communities across the north of Australia.
Maria was born in Western Australia in 1973, into the language group gija. Her mother died when she was two years old. She was then raised by her father, until his death in 1989.
She was doing it tough, in a world riddled with alcoholism, marijuana addiction, crime, sexual abuse and chronic unemployment.
With the help of a church community, she has been forging a new life for herself and her two children, in Darwin, since 2004, where she does her best to help people in need, with the inspiration which she herself received.
This event has been co-ordinated by local resident Katherine Wood, who is the brother of Rollo Manning.
Katherine is asking the people of the Southern Highlands to welcome Rollo and Maria to this district.
Lets go along to the morning tea, meet Rollo and Maria and learn about real life conditions in the Aboriginal communities of the Top End.
Get a different perspective on these issues from the pictures which the mainstream media deign to publish.
See you there: