National Reconciliation Week


Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

The dates that bookend the week are significant milestones in the reconciliation journey. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Make reconciliation part of your story, and your future.

National Reconciliation Week Events

Community members are being asked to be a voice for their generation as part of National Reconciliation Week (NRW) events taking place across the Glenelg Shire.

Go to Calendar of Events | Glenelg Shire Council to find out what's happening. 

Winda Mara Youth Group collaboration with artists Isobel Knowels and Daen Sainsbury-Smith

Over two days, the young artists at the Wind Mara Youth Group worked alongside Isobel Knowels and Daen Sainsbury-Smith experimenting with stop motion animation and sound editing to generate their own augmented reality t-shirt design. This video shows the fabulous animation work captured on the day. 

This project, made for National Reconciliation Week 2024 is a collaboration of the incredibly talented Winda Mara Youth Group and artists Isobel Knowles and Daen Sainsbury-Smith and was made possible by Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation and Glenelg Shire Council.

Isobel Knowles is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, (originally from Portland, Victoria). Her work investigates different aspects of human experience and engages viewers physically and emotionally through technology, narrative and interaction. Isobel’s storytelling practice focuses on collaboration with communities and individuals to sensitively portray their stories through animation and immersive experiences.

Daen Sansbury-Smith is a Narungga/ Kaurna and Trawoolwaway content producer, visual artist and founder of Adjadura Art (My peoples art in Narungga). Sansbury-Smith has produced countless art works over the years as an exploratory process producing gifts to decorate family homes of reinterpreted culture stories

Demystifying History Documentary

The Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Group proudly presents 'Demystifying History', a local documentary providing a comprehensive insight into the region's rich cultural heritage.

The documentary, which was launched during National Reconciliation Week in 2018, features interviews with Aboriginal leaders and Elders reflecting on the historical moments that have shaped the shire’s cultural identity, aligning with the 2018 National Reconciliation Week theme of ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’.