National Reconciliation Week: 27 May

Manningham Council

About National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week-27 May to 3 June-is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to see how we can all take action towards achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates are the same every year 27 May to 3 June and they commemorate two significant anniversaries:

  • 27 May 1967: Australia’s most successful referendum saw more than 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Australian Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise them in the Census.
  • 3 June 1992: The Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision, the culmination of Eddie Koiki Mabo’s challenge to the legal fiction of ‘terra nullius’ (land belonging to no one) and leading to the legal recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lands. This decision paved the way for Native Title.

The 2022 theme, Be Brave. Make Change. asks all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.

Learn more about National Reconciliation Week at reconciliation.org.au

Recognising National Reconciliation Week in Manningham

You can get involved in National Reconciliation Week by:

Acknowledgement of Country

Manningham Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways now known as Manningham.

Council pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and values the ongoing contribution to enrich and appreciate the cultural heritage of Manningham.

Council acknowledges and respects Australia’s First Peoples as Traditional Owners of lands and waterways across Country, and encourages reconciliation between all.

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