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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June.

These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey - the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures. 

What’s on in the City

WAnjoo concert with Gina and Guy at Wanneroo Library

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse

When: Friday 31 May 2024 // 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Guitar brilliance and incandescent vocals. These exceptional performers connect and capture audiences all over the world through the power of song. And it's made even more special when it's sung in rare Noongar language.

Join us for this unique opportunity to see Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse perform in this one-off concert at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Noongar music and singing. Noongar language is critically endangered, with only a few speakers left.

Performing with the all-important blessings of Gina's elders and her community, this duo will leave you breathless!

FREE - bookings essential

Museum Activities for National Reconciliation Week

Doll, books and toys

When: Monday 27 May to Monday 3 June 2024 // Museum opening hours
Where: Wanneroo Regional Museum, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Museum opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Sunday - closed
  • Public holidays - closed

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week at Wanneroo Regional Museum. Join us for a week of engaging activities as we honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and promote understanding and reconciliation. Bring artworks to life with themed colouring activities or spend some mindful moments on our jigsaw puzzles. For our younger visitors, we have a special collection of books and toys to play with and learn from.

Be sure to stop by our 'My Reconciliation Dream for Australia' station, where you can share your aspirations for a more inclusive and harmonious future. Write out your dream on a card and add it to our growing wall display, contributing to a collective vision of reconciliation. Join us as we come together to learn, reflect, and envision a brighter tomorrow for all Australians.

It's All About the Past - National Reconciliation Week

Toys and books

When: Wednesday 29 May 2024 // 10am to 12pm
Where: Wanneroo Regional Museum, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Come along to our self-guided program for little koolangkas (kids). There will be thoughtful, themed and age-appropriate crafts, colouring and activities so little ones can take part in this special and important week. Activities are best suited to 2–5-year-olds with guidance from their grown up.

Further information

To find out more about Reconciliation Week, visit the Reconciliation Australia website.