South Australian Government Gazette

The official publication of the South Australian Government

National Reconciliation Week

Start:  12:00 p.m. Saturday, 27 May 2017
End:  12:00 p.m. Saturday, 3 June 2017
Location: 
Various locations
Adelaide SA

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is an important celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and achievements.

There is a range of events on offer, including the opening of the Centre of Democracy in the Institute Building on North Terrace, a screening of 'Vote Yes for Aborigines', the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service, group walks, free BBQs, and panel speaker sessions to discuss possibilities for Aboriginal South Australians.

The start and end dates of NRW are significant anniversaries in the history of fair recognition, particularly in 2017. 27 May marks 50 years since the 1967 Referendum, amending the Australian Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the census and in future Commonwealth laws. 3 June is the 25th Mabo Day, commemorating Eddie Koiki Mabo's success in overturning the legal concept of terra nullius and instigating Native Title land rights for Aboriginal people.

NRW is intended to increase awareness of reconciliation and contribute to the improvement of relationships and respect between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information about National Reconciliation Week, visit the Reconciliation South Australia website.