National Reconciliation Week 2016

rec-weekNational Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27th May and 3rd June. The week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history that provide strong symbols of the aspirations for reconciliation.


Friday 27th May to Friday 3rd June 2016

National Reconciliation Week
Theme: “Our History, Our Story, Our Future

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27th May and 3rd June. The week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history that provide strong symbols of the aspirations for reconciliation.

27th May marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 Referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and recognise them in the national census. 3rd June is Mabo Day – on this day in 1992, the High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which overturned the notion of ‘terra nullius’ and legally recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ connection to their country, a connection that existed prior to colonisation and continues today. This recognition paved the way for the Native Title system. Throughout 2016 we ask all Australians to reflect on our national identity, our relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and nations, and to seek to understand and engage with reconciliation and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Visit the Reconciliation Australia website for more information on how to be involved. http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/

 

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Reconciliation Week 2016

Theme: Our History, Our Story, Our Future

Morning Tea at Mooroopna Library

When: Thursday 2nd June, 10.30 am – 12 noon
Hear local Elder Kella Robinson share her knowledge of history and culture, followed by an informal conversation over muffins and a cuppa.

Kella has a Masters degree from Deakin University (BA: Grad. Dip. Natural & Cultural Heritage Interpretation) writing her Mother’s Story: Alice – Walking in Her Footsteps

RSVP and information:
Phone Mooroopna Library on 1300 374 765
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