National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a great opportunity to organise an event and attend local, public events. Celebrating NRW is a way of building community understanding and pride in reconciliation.
NRW is held from 27 May to 3 June each year, when all Australians can:
- reflect on our shared histories, cultures and achievements
- explore how we can join the national reconciliation journey.
- 27 May – in 1967, 90% of Australians voted ‘yes’ in a referendum, giving the Australian Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and count them in the census.
- 3 June – in 1992, the Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision, recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s special relationship with the land. This paved the way for land rights and Native Title.