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Join the City to mark National Reconciliation Week

Published Monday, 27th May 2024

National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) 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.

Reconciliation Week 2024

The City of Wanneroo is proudly marking this occasion with free events and activities, including an evening of Noongar music and singing with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse on Friday 31 May at the Wanneroo Library.

This year’s theme – Now More Than Ever – encourages all Australians to continue to fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Mayor Linda Aitken said she encouraged the community to support National Reconciliation Week by taking part in free events happening across the City.

“I encourage everyone to learn about Australia’s shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and consider how we can all contribute to achieving a just, equitable and reconciled country,” she said.

“Honouring and celebrating National Reconciliation Week is aligned with the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2025 and we encourage our community to support the occasion and broaden their understanding.”

Under the guidance of the Reconciliation Action Plan, the City has:

  • Sponsored a Reconciliation Week Street Banner to be displayed in Kings Park, part of the program facilitated by Reconciliation WA.
  • Revitalised the City’s iconic boomerang sculpture, the Wanneroo Kali. Noongar artist Courtney Hill, Butler Primary School students and Aboriginal and Islander Engagement Officer Tamara Slamar collaborated on this project.
  • Held a WAnjoo Concert at the Wanneroo Library featuring Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.
  • Surpassed the employment target of 1.4 per cent, with 2.1 per cent of the City's current workforce identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

To see what’s on for National Reconciliation Week, head to wanneroo.wa.gov.au/nationalreconciliationweek

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