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NAIDOC: A week of celebration

Dates: 7-14 July, 2013 Theme: We value the vision – Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963 NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s who sought to increase awareness in the wider community…

National Reconciliation Week

Australia celebrates Reconciliation Week between the 27th of May and the 6th of June.  These dates commemorate two important events in the history of Indigenous Australians – the 1967 Referendum to include Aborigines in the census of citizens, and the Mabo decision of 1992 which rejected the doctrine…

NAIDOC Week 2012

The first week of July is NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The Friday of NAIDOC Week is National Aboriginal and Islander Day. Events are held throughout the week and there is a poster competition.  For more…

National Reconciliation Week 2012

27 May – 3 June is National Reconciliation Week 2012. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.…

21 March is Harmony Day

Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year. It’s a day when all Australians celebrate our cultural diversity. Today is also the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The message for Harmony Day in 2012 is that Everyone Belongs, which means…