Annual Review 2018-2019


The 2018-2019 Annual Review outlines the activities undertaken during the period July 2018 to June 2019. With financial information and messages from the organisation’s leaders, the review also includes:

  • The inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan conference
  • Reconciliation Australia’s 20th year as the national expert body on reconciliation
  • Over 1,100 organisations of every type and size now
    make up the RAP community
  • A comprehensive evaluation of the RAP program
  • A national Truth Telling Symposium igniting a conversation about the importance of truth telling
  • Narragunnawali increased participation by 71 per cent, to 4,455 schools and early learning services. This represents almost 17% of all schools and early learning services across the country

See the Reconciliation Australia Limited Annual Financial Report 2019.

Cover of Reconciliation Australia Annual Review 2018-2019. Image shows a man painting an Aboriginal design on a young girl's arm.

Reconciliation Australia Annual Review 2018-2019

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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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