News • 23 May 2018

National Reconciliation Week events

Find out what events are taking place in your local area to celebrate National Reconciliation Week between 27 May – 3 June 2018.

National Reconciliation Week commemorates two milestones: the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision.

It is a time for us all to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

“Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

For inspiration for teaching, learning about, and celebrating National Reconciliation Week, you can download the Teaching and Learning Resources here:

Below is a list of events happening around Queensland and Northern New South Wales, to celebrate our Indigenous heritage and culture. The campaign for this year is “Don’t keep history a mystery: Learn. Share. Grow.” and it’s all about uncovering lesser known historical facts and achievements. 

So why not go along to your nearest community event and learn something new this National Reconciliation Week?

LocationName of EventDateLink for information
CabooltureOpen Minds Reconciliation Week Fun Day31 May 2018
Maroochyadore LibraryLyndon Davis: Galangoor Good Place Art Exhibition21 May – 14 July
Victoria PointReconciliation Week Talk25 May 2018
West EndSorry Day25 May 2018
Cannon HillReconciliation Cup & Family Fun day27 May 2018
Sunshine Coast LibrariesBush Tucker Morning Teas28 May – 01 June 2018
TownsvilleMorning/afternoon tea, Screening, Talk/panel, discussion28 May – 01 June 2018
BundabergIWC Reconciliation Week 201828 May – 01 June 2018
NambourMajestic Cinema Screening – Zach’s Ceremony30 May 2018
HerstonArt Exhibition and Market Day30 May – 01 June 2018
ToowoombaNational Reconciliation Week Public Lecture – Dr Ray Kerkhove30 May 2018
Mount GravattGriffith University Walk and Talk – Mt Gravatt to Nathan campus31 May 2018
Darling DownsDarling Downs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health – BBQ31 May 2018
Golden Beach, Sunshine CoastCoastal Walk1 Jun 2018
LismoreMorning Tea by Lismore City Council01 June 2018
ClevelandFilm Series – Rabbit Proof Fence and Ten Canoes02 June 2018
FernvaleSomerset Red Tent May Circle/ National Sorry Day26 May 2018
RedlynchNational Sorry Day26 May 2018
Wynnum Winnam National Sorry Day Ceremony26 May 2018
West EndRhonda Collard-Spratt – National Sorry Day Author Event26 May 2018
Graceville20th Anniversary of the Annual Sorry Day Ceremony26 May 2018
Everton ParkNational Sorry Day Commemoration MAY 2626 May 2018

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