Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week at UniSA 2015

Photo from Reconciliation Week 2014 event at Mawson Lakes

Friday 27 May - Friday 3 June 2016

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.

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated 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, thus leading to land rights known as Native Title.

There are a huge range of events being held across UniSA campuses and South Australia during National Reconciliation Week for 2016. 

Schedule of Reconciliation Week events for 2016

Thurs 26 May

Fri 27 May

Mon 30 May

Tues 31 May

Wed 1 June

Thurs 2 June

Fri 3 June

National Sorry Day: Stolen Generations Track Home

10:30am – 2:30pm
Victoria Square/

2016 National Reconciliation Week Breakfast, hosted by Reconciliation SA

7am – 9am
Adelaide Convention Centre

Mawson Lakes Reconciliation Week event

11am – 2pm
GP Courtyard

Whyalla Campus Morning Tea

Campus Library,

Mount Gambier
Reconciliation Week event

12pm – 2pm
Piazza (around fireplace)


Mount Gambier Reconciliation Week event

Lake Condah Campsite Visit


Kindling SA: Mind Blown, presented by the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

6pm start
Hawke Building - Allan Scott Auditorium,
City West campus

Magill Reconciliation Week event

11:30am – 1:00pm
E1-27, E Building, Magill campus

SPICED Cultural Cooking Demonstrations – Aboriginal

5pm – 8pm
Student Lounge, Catherine Helen Spence Building,
City West campus

City East Reconciliation Week event

12pm – 2pm
The Plaza





Reconciliation Action Committee NRW Community Event

Between 1pm and 5pm
40 Regency Road, Enfield

2016 Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration

Bonython Hall,
The University of Adelaide

INSPIRE seminar

Join us for a very special Reconciliation Week event as we explore the lives of some of our proud Australian leaders in the reconciliation movement.

5pm – 6pm
City West campus,
JS Forum





Black Screen 2016

Middleback Arts Centre,
141a Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla

Black Screen 2016

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre,
Mount Gambier


The theme of National Reconciliation Week is "Our History, Our Story, Our Future". To find out more information, visit the National Reconciliation Week website.

UniSA Reconciliation Week on social media



UniSA's Reconciliation Action Plan

UniSA's Reconciliation Week supports UniSA's commitment to the recently launched Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP aims to improve education and life opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Click here for more information about the RAP.

Show your support

Share your voice of support #ReconciliationUniSA #NRW2016

Be involved

If you'd like to find out more on supporting Reconciliation, have a look at these organisations:


UniSA respects the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla peoples’ spiritual relationship with their country.

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