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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Exhibition | On Country: Our Story, Our Strength

May 30 @ 9:00 am - June 4 @ 4:00 pm ACST

‘On Country: Our Story, Our Strength’ is an immersive exhibition showcasing the celebration of Aboriginal women who are or have been employed through entry-level programs in the Australian Public Service (APS). These immersions will be shared through On Country’s story of renewal using various mediums such as paint, song, music, poetry, photography, smell, sight, sound bite, vision, touch, and drawing. There will be booklets, artifacts and papers.

It showcases several key visions:

– the strength, tenacity and spirit of First Nations women for the APS and shares our Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
– my story of reflexivity, praxis and intersectionality through education and employment as the presenter of the exhibition
– the importance of interracial relational leadership and how this matters for SES and other leaders told through a story
– First Nations mentors and their unwavering positions within the APS program are told through their story lenses.


May 30 @ 9:00 am ACST
June 4 @ 4:00 pm ACST
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Nan Giese Gallery
Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Drive
Brinkin, Northern Territory 0810 Australia


Sir Roland Wilson Foundation
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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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