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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Combat Racism and Support First Nations Communities

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+10

As part of Reconciliation Week, Now More Than ever – a call to fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, join us for an insightful conversation facilitated by Dr Georgia Durmush a proud Aboriginal, Wailwan and Gomeroi woman, mother, researcher and academic.

Guest speaker: Dr Georgia Durmush is a Senior lecturer in Sociology and Youth Work in the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University. She has a PhD in Indigenous youth wellbeing in higher education and is passionate about social justice and seeing Indigenous youth thrive in wellbeing, culture, education and employment.

By the end of the 2-hour conversation, you will:

  • understand the historical and cultural context of racism in Australia
  • be aware of the impact racism and colonisation has on First Nations peoples health and wellbeing
  • unpack white privilege and understand how it operates to exclude First Nations people
  • strategize on ways to eliminate racism to keep First Nations individuals and communities safe

The session will be a combination of presentation, short videos, and will end with a yarning circle discussion for participants to reflect. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and gain valuable insights into combating racism.

Registration is essential – sign up now to secure your spot!


City of Sydney
02 9265 9333
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Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo St
Redfern, New South Wales 2016 Australia
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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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