National Reconciliation Week
Over two centuries ago when the First Fleet arrived in Australia, the country was declared ‘empty’ and claimed for Great Britain. Following that declaration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffered many injustices.
Today, National Reconciliation Week is a chance for us all to explore First Nations culture, find out more about the Aboriginal experience and consider what we can all do to reconcile our nation’s past.
Karen Mundine, chief executive officer of Reconciliation Australia explains this year's theme 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action' and urges the reconciliation movement towards braver impactful action.
Salt Mother: A Poem by Bruce Pascoe
Bruce Pascoe is a writer with Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian heritage who is on a mission to recover the First People’s traditional foods. His poem ‘Salt Mother’ speaks to his connection with the land and his struggle to preserve its essence.
Learn about the Wangal and Gadigal clans who have cared for the land that Darling Harbour is built upon, through the eyes of Aboriginal Artist, Jacob Nash at the site of his work, Canopy.