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National Reconciliation Week: Be a Voice for Generations

Published Thursday, 11th May 2023

National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) is a time to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and explore how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

National Reconciliation Week 2023 poster

This year’s theme, 'Be a Voice for Generations, encourages all Australians to use their power, their words, and their vote to create a better, more just Australia for all of us. 

Honouring and celebrating National Reconciliation Week is aligned with the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan, and we encourage our community to support the event and broaden their understanding with a range of free activities in the City.

What’s on in the City

Film screenings

Stuff the British Stole

Sit down for a special screening from the ABC series, Stuff the British Stole, and learn about the story of Yagan, a Noongar warrior from Western Australia, and the decades long search for his remains and the fight to bring him home. Featuring Aboriginal activist Ken Colbung, whose research was instrumental to the cause.

When: Monday 29 May 2023 // 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Book your place

When: Tuesday 30 May 2023 // 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Book your place

The Grey Line

Hear the moving story of Helen Dwyer in this documentary by local filmmaker Scott Quayle. Forcibly removed from her parents under Government policy and raised by a middle-class family in Perth, learn of Helen’s struggle to belong, feeling neither black nor white, but grey.   

Scott Quayle and Helen Dwyer will be available for questions following the screening.

Book your place

When: Thursday 1 June 2023 // 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Book your place

Wanneroo Regional Museum

Ignite your children’s interest in Aboriginal culture through play with a selection of Aboriginal dolls from Karda Products as well as colouring and craft activities. Or browse a display on Waitj (Emu) Dreaming to better understand the Aboriginal peoples connection to the natural world.

Available during museum opening hours all through National Reconciliation Week.


Build your understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through books!

All City libraries will host a display of culturally informative books to suit both young and old, available to read in the library or borrow to enjoy at home.

Young ones can also have fun with activity sheets and stamps featuring Aboriginal artwork or discover captivating books online through Storybox.

Available during library opening hours all through National Reconciliation Week.

Youth Centres (and outreach)

Come along to one of our youth centres or outreach locations to learn about our shared history. Participate in interesting discussions about reconciliation and view a visual display featuring significant dates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

There’s also the opportunity for young people to help make Indigenous inspired bush food recipes using wattleseed at each centre, and various Indigenous games will be on offer at our outreach locations.

Activities available all through National Reconciliation Week 2023.

Further information

To find out more about Reconciliation Week, visit National Reconciliation Week 2023.

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