National Reconciliation Week 2019

Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage

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.

Each year on May 27th through to the June 3rd, Reconciliation Week commemorates two landmarks in our Nations journey to Reconciliation.

27 May 1967: The Australian Government held a referendum, a turning point in Australian history as the referendum altered the Australian Constitution. It is at that time that more than 90% of Australian voters chose ‘Yes’ to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census and give the Australian Government the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

June 3rd 1992: Eddie Mabo challenged the Australian Legal system in Australia’s Highest Court, the Mabo Decision was handed down and effectively won recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of their land.

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Morning Tea at Barkly Square

On Wednesday 29th May BRMC celebrated National Reconciliation Week with a Morning Tea at Barkly Square.

Thank you to all who attended. We enjoyed a lovely morning together.