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.
The theme for NRW 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery.
This year, we invite Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.
The week began as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation (1993) and was
organised by the Faith Communities for Reconciliation and has now grown
into the National Reconciliation Week. On the 27th of May 2000 national
leaders gathered for the 'Corroboree 2000: Sharing our Future' ceremony at
the Sydney Opera House-marking the end of the ten year 'Process of
Reconciliation' which had begun with the establishing of the Council
for Reconciliation in 1990, and marking the release of the Council's
Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation and Roadmap for Reconciliation.
On the next day over 250 000 people joined the Walk for Reconciliation across
the Sydney Harbour Bridge and many others joined in on walks and events in
other cities. Each year since, the week has featured activities across the