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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Joy Thomas Talk with Q&A on Pathways to Reconciliation

June 2 @ 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEST

Joy Thomas has been a board member of Reconciliation Australia for 12 years, and in this 30-minute Talk she discusses Pathways to Reconciliation. There is then 15-20 minutes for a Question-and-Answer Session. The Talk will be held on Sunday 2 June at 1.45pm for a 2pm start. A generous afternoon tea will be provided at 3pm. The venue is St Paul’s church Manuka, corner of Captain Cook Crescent and Canberra Avenue. Please register to [email protected] or 0416132437. $25 in cash or EFTPOS is payable at the door. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear Joy’s experienced perspective and discuss the issues with other like-minded Canberrans.


June 2
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm AEST
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St Pauls Church Manuka
Corner Captain Cook Cres and Canberra Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2603 Australia


St Paul's Anglican Parish
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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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