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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Rising of the Embers Festival

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm AEST

Rising from the Embers Festival – 24 May
Rising from the Embers Festival, held in conjunction with Hunter Local Land Services, aims to increase community access and knowledge to local land and water management best practices. It also promotes awareness about the ongoing environmental impacts in our region. This year the festival will include a School and University Day from 10-2pm featuring talks on culture, sustainability and fire management, as well as a variety of stalls from local businesses and organisations. The day will conclude with a fire-lit corroboree featuring the Gunni Thakun Cultural Association dancers and a supper from 4-6pm. Please see here for further information, and to book your free ticket to the corroboree.

Schools and University Day
Friday 24th May, 10am – 2pm
University of Newcastle – Oval 4 (Behind the Wollotuka Institute)

Community Corroboree
Friday 24th May, 4pm – 6pm
University of Newcastle – Wollotuka


May 24
10:00 am - 6:00 pm AEST
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University of Newcastle Wollotuka
Ring Road
Callaghan, New South Wales 2380 Australia


University of Newcastle
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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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