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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May 28 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Natalie Bateman is a Walbanja-Yuin artist, hailing from one of the largest families on the NSW south coast (Ellas & Stewarts). As a descendant deeply connected to her sea-dwelling heritage, Natalie’s life revolves around the ocean, where she and her family engage in the traditional practices of hunting and gathering seafood. In her paintings, Natalie employs traditional Yuin line work, a method of storytelling deeply ingrained in her cultural heritage. Most of her artworks revolve around themes of fish and sea creatures, reflecting the natural connection she feels towards the ocean. Each year, Natalie and her family return to their homelands in Yuin country to rejuvenate their spirits and connect with their ancestral roots. Her most recent exhibition “Djaadjawan” explores the significance of sand. Through her paintings, Natalie aims to honor the often overlooked aspects of of nature, such as sand, which play a crucial role in sustaining life.


May 28 @ 9:00 am AEST
July 26 @ 5:00 pm AEST
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COX Gallery, COX Architecture
1/19 Eastlake Pde
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia


COX Architecture
(02) 6239 6255
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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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