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.

You can also add your own event to this calendar or register your private event.

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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Ballerrt Mooroop Day 2024

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

Ballerrt Mooroop means Strong Spirit in Woi-wurrung language, and the site has cultural and educational importance to all First Nations people on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country🌿✨

Date: Sunday 26 May
Time: 12pm to 3pm

Location: Ballerrt Mooroop Ceremonial Site, enter from 208A Hilton St, Glenroy or from ATC Cook Reserve in Glenroy.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country.

Free fun activities for the whole family include:
🌭 Halal sausage sizzle
💃 Cultural dance workshops
🎨 Face Painting by Yarn Strong Sista
🛍 Community stalls
🎶 Live musical performance

Come and learn about Ballerrt Mooroop’s significance, and the history of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and local Elders.

For more information on Ballerrt Mooroop, visit www.merri-bek.vic.gov.au/ballerrt-mooroop

Details

Date:
May 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEST
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.merri-bek.vic.gov.au/ballerrt-mooroop

Venue

Ballerrt Mooroop Ceremonial Site; Enter from
208A Hilton St,
Glenroy, Victoria 3046 Australia

Organiser

Merri-bek City Council
Phone
+61422102053
Email
psvoboda@merri-bek.vic.gov.au
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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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