National Reconciliation Week
More than a Word.

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation week is a chance for all Australians to explore our country’s history and cultures while considering how we can all contribute to reconciliation together.
27 May 2021
03 Jun 2021

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. 

Introducing Reconciliation

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.

The Canopy

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.