NRW Events Calendar 2024

Every year workplaces, schools, early learning services, community groups, reconciliation groups, and people right across the country host a whole range of activities and events during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

Check out the events below and see how you can mark NRW at an event near you.

The dates for NRW are the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

Please note: the events posted below are not the responsibility of Reconciliation Australia. If you have any questions regarding an event, please contact the organisers.

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Aunty Lesley North First Nations Round

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST

Darebin Netball Association will celebrate its Inaugural Aunty Lesley North First Nations Round on Saturday 25 May 2024 at Narrandjeri Stadium, Thornbury.

The name honours Aunty Lesley North, a proud Gunditjmara, Mutti Mutti and Torres Strait Islander woman, Nan, Aunty, mother, leader and role model whose commitment to First Nations participation, the Naarm Angels netball club and the wider Darebin Netball community has spanned over decades.

Join us at 10am near the outdoor courts for a smoking ceremony and traditional contemporary dance performed by players from the Naarm Angels Netball Club.

Clubs and players will be provided with black arm bands for players to wear, symbolising National Sorry Day and remembering the horrific stories of the Stolen Generations who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.


May 25
10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
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Narrandjeri Stadium
281 Darebin Road
Thornbury, Victoria 3071 Australia


Darebin Netball Association
View Organiser Website
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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