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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THE TAKEN Photo Exhibition Opening City of Ballarat

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - June 5 @ 12:00 pm AEST

The City of Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group Advisory Committee invites you to commemorate National Day of Healing (Sorry Day) with a stunning photographic exhibition as requested by Ballarat Elder and Stolen Generation survivor Uncle Murray Harrison. Showing until5thJune.

This exhibition is one of the first to be shown up on the new hanging spaces at Ballarat Library.
You will see a selection of the Taken photographic exhibition featuring local and national Stolen Generations survivors from across Australia.

Don’t forget your library card or ID to take out a copy of new book in our library – The Taken

Opens2pm, this Sunday 26th May – 178 Doveton St, Ballarat Central
Photographer Talk with David G. Jones and Local Community Members featured in exhibition.
Light afternoon tea and Sorry Day badge making with City of Ballarat Youth Eventsters
15minute video installation to be shown daily through Exhibition until 5th June 2024


May 26 @ 2:00 pm AEST
June 5 @ 12:00 pm AEST
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Ballarat Library
178 Doveton St
BALLARAT CENTRAL, Victoria 3350 Australia


City of Ballarat
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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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