National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June

26 May 2022
Healthy Community

About National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week—27 May to 3 June—is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to see how we can all take action towards achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates are the same every year 27 May to 3 June and they commemorate two significant anniversaries:

  • 27 May 1967: Australia’s most successful referendum saw more than 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Australian Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise them in the Census.
  • 3 June 1992: The Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision, the culmination of Eddie Koiki Mabo’s challenge to the legal fiction of ‘terra nullius’ (land belonging to no one) and leading to the legal recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lands. This decision paved the way for Native Title.

The 2022 theme, Be Brave. Make Change. asks all Australians to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians.

Learn more about National Reconciliation Week at

Recognising National Reconciliation Week in Manningham

You can get involved in National Reconciliation Week by:

Visiting the Serving Country photographic exhibition

Serving Country recognises and acknowledges the valuable contribution of First Nations servicemen and servicewomen who have served, or are serving, in the Australian Defence Force.

Manningham Art Gallery
Until 18 June 2022
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Joining Dreamtime Stories

Proud Wurundjeri woman Rebecca Axford will share stories, games and culture with the youngest members of our community.

Whitehorse Manningham Pines Library
Cnr Reynolds & Blackburn Rds , East Doncaster
27 May 2022, 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Aimed at children two – five years
Register for the event

Acknowledgement of Country

Manningham Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land and waterways now known as Manningham.

Council pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and values the ongoing contribution to enrich and appreciate the cultural heritage of Manningham.

Council acknowledges and respects Australia’s First Peoples as Traditional Owners of lands and waterways across Country, and encourages reconciliation between all.