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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Journey on Wadawurrung Country immersive exhibition

May 28 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 3:00 pm AEST

Journey on Wadawurrung Country is a sensory immersive cultural learning experience that shares images, life stories and sounds of Wadawurrung People and Country.

Moving through the exhibition of beautiful portraits, the voices of Wadawurrung People can be heard, from Wadawurrung’s most senior Elders, aged in their 90’s, to future Elders, as they bravely share their journey and the journey of those who walked before them.

The sounds of Wadawurrung Country can also be heard, including the many sounds of the Barwong (Barwon) River, Parrwang (the magpie) and the sounds of the dawn rising over Wurdi Youang (the You Yangs).Be in the space, surrounded by beautiful portraits and deeply listen to the lived experience, knowledge and history of Wadawurrung people.

Details

Start:
May 28 @ 10:00 am AEST
End:
June 16 @ 3:00 pm AEST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/journey

Venue

Grant Pavilion
11 Kuwarrk Lane
Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia

Organiser

Surf Coast Shire Council
Phone
+61417166383
Email
rsmith@surfcoast.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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