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Reconciliation Week

Held annually from 27 May - 3 June

About Reconciliation Week

What is National Reconciliation Week?

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.

The 2019 National Reconciliation Week (NRW) theme was 'Grounded in Truth. Walk Together with Courage'.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Australia’s colonial history is characterised by devastating land dispossession, violence, and racism. Over the last half-century, however, many significant steps towards reconciliation have been taken.

This week was a time for us to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.

2019 highlights

  • Flag raising and afternoon tea

    Hosted by Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)

  • Archie Roach with Paul Grabowsky - Part of Progress - A festival of ideas

  • Education Portfolio Morning Tea

    Hosted by Portfolio of the DVC Education, Fun Committee.

  • Indigenous Rights: Protest in Print Exhibition

    Tour run by Anne Holloway

  • Annual Reconciliation Lecture with Craig Ritchie

    Hosted by Portfolio of the DVC Education

  • Cultural Safety Training: Indigenous Introduction

    Trainer: Rueben Berg

  • Indigenous Research Showcase

    Hosted by Office of the Provost

  • Film Screening of Occupation Native: Biting Back and a yarn about the film

    Hosted by the Matheson Library

  • Morning Tea and Film Screening of Occupation Native: Biting Back

    Hosted by the Peninsula library

  • Artist's Talk by Maree Clarke

    Hosted by the Matheson Library

  • Country Lines Archive 3D animations and a film streamed every day

    The Monash Country Lines Archive has been gifted a new Indigenous name from the elders of the Yanyuwa people - Wunungu Awara: Animating Indigenous Knowledges.

  • Aboriginal Gardens Walking Tour

  • Video screenings from the Monash University Collection

Each year we encourage all Monash campuses, faculties and divisions to embrace National Reconciliation Week and consider hosting events or activities that promote Monash as a champion of reconciliation.

Contact us

For more information you can contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Strategy and Engagement Team:

Email: opvci-projects@monash.edu

Phone: 03 9905 9034