20 ways to be In This Together 2020

From online events to films, book club, colouring-in, and learning something, here are some ways you can be #InThisTogether2020. All times are in AEST. You can find out the most up to date info on our socials.

  1. Connect online for the National Acknowledgement of Country at 12 pm Wednesday 27 May
  2. Tune in for a live debate: Reconciliation Bridge Walks of 2000: Paving the path for reconciliation, Facebook Live 12pm Thursday 28 May
  3. In Concert Together: Busby Marou, Alice Skye and Jimblah hosted by Christine Anu on Facebook Live and ABC Radio 9.05pm Friday 29 May
  4. Capture the QR code on the printed poster with your phone’s camera to make the artwork come alive
  5. Host an online screening of a Reconciliation Film Club documentary
  6. Read your virtual copy of Reconciliation News May 2020 on our website
  7. Host a virtual book club or reading room with our reconciliation ‘Look for a book’ reading list
  8. Download the NRW 2020 video conference background to display in your virtual meetings
  9. Download the poster to display in your front window. Share a picture on social with tags: #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020
  10. Groove out or chill with our reconciliation channel on Indigitube during Reconciliation Week.
  11. Learn more about Nikita Ridgeway’s artwork, Reconciliation, a continuing journey of growth and togetherness for NRW 2020
  12. Read the Uluru Statement from the Heart and share with your friends
  13. Learn about the history of the Reconciliation Bridge Walks, held across Australia 20 years ago
  14. Share your photos and memories of the Reconciliation Bridge Walks on social with the hashtags: #InThisTogether2020 #NRW2020
  15. Watch the documentary In My Blood it Runs via Vimeo and check out their free screenings for schools
  16. Follow Reconciliation Australia on social on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
  17. Cook a dish using native ingredients from your local area and share a photo
  18. Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and enterprises
  19. Get creative and hold your own virtual NRW 2020 event with family and friends
  20. Stay safe and healthy, and be involved with your local community – because we are #InThisTogether2020.


All times in AEST.

Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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