National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June 2020)

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.

  • 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.


2020 events

UniSA hold will hold a number of online events via Zoom this year to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. 

This year's National Reconciliation Week theme is 'In this together' - we all have a role to play and only by working together can we achieve reconciliation.

Join us in celebrating National Reconciliation Week by tuning in and participating in our online events and activities, as you learn more about Aboriginal histories and cultures. You can also test your knowledge in our Reconciliation Week quiz and hear what reconciliation means to UniSA students. 

A few of the events have limited numbers so register early!

The majority of our events will be hosted on Facebook, so make sure you join the Facebook event for the latest information (you don’t have to have a Facebook account to access).