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 of terra nullius, in favour of aboriginal title.

A variety of activities are planned at QUT this week. To find out more see  www.reconciliation.qut.edu.au/issues/recweek

This year’s Reconciliation Week poster celebrates the theme “Let’s talk recognition”, and features two famous Indigenous performers – Emma-Louise and Thelma Plum.  The poster is on display on the second floor entry to the Library or you can look at it here.