National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation week offers 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 2022
03 Jun 2022

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. 

National Reconciliation Week was 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. 

Be Brave. Make Change.

The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

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.