National Reconciliation Week, from May 27th to June 3rd, is an annual celebration and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, and on the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
The week is framed by two key events in Australia’s history. May 27 marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum in 1967, one that saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and recognise them in the national census. And June 3 is Mabo Day, a day important to the Native Title system.
National Reconciliation Week events are being held right across the country. Reconciliation Victoria is holding a Free Twilight Concert on May 27th, in Federation Square Melbourne. Performers will include Casey Donovan, Christine Ward, and Illana Atkinson. Aaron Pedersen will MC the event.
The full calendar of events can be found at www.reconciliationvic.org.au