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 2023

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.

Council, Partner Organisations and community groups have released their program of NRW events and activities between 27 May – 3 June 2023, offering opportunities for all people to walk, gather, create and share their voices for reconciliation. 

Please below for a full list of community events occuring in recognition of this important week:


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’.