Events

National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2019)

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) has been held in Australia every year between May 27 and June 3 since 1996. It provides the opportunity for all Australians to reflect on the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

The theme for NRW 2019 is Grounded in Truth: Walk Together in Courage.

UniSA holds events across all of its campuses to commemorate two significant dates in Australia's reconciliation history:

  • 27 May: This date marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum that saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to recognise them in the National census.
  • 3 June: On this date in 1992, the High Court of Australia delivered the landmark Mabo decision. This decision recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special relationship with the land - rights that existed before the British arrived and can still exist today, thus leading to land rights known as Native Title.