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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Reconciliation Day at Commonwealth Park

May 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST

Crowd at ACT Reconciliation Day at the National Arboretum.

Reconciliation Day in Canberra is held on the first Monday on or after the 1967 Referendum anniversary date of 27 May each year and is part of National Reconciliation Week. The 7th annual Reconciliation Day event in Canberra will be held on Monday 27 May 2024 – the first day of National Reconciliation Week.

Join us at Commonwealth Park to help kick off National Reconciliation Week 2024 and be part of the conversation and activities and learn about our shared histories and cultures, to gain a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in this special Canberra community event.

Details

Date:
May 27
Time:
8:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.canberra.com.au/reconciliation

Venue

Commonwealth Park
Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia

Organiser

ACT Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
Phone
+61262079784
Email
oatsia@act.gov.au
View Organiser Website
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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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