National Reconciliation Week
The University's Possum Skin Cloak, by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Thomas (nee Nicholson).
During this weeklong event the University of Melbourne recognises and celebrates the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first peoples of this country, their culture and connection to land.
The theme for #NRW2017 is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.
In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.