Schools can play an important role during National Reconciliation Week.
Book-ended by two significant dates, it's an event that all Australians can be proud of – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 Referendum and the High Court Mabo land rights decision.
Talking with students about the significance of this annual event is a great place to start. If you’re a teacher we’ve got some resources that can help.
The 1967 Referendum
27 May is the anniversary of the historic 1967 Referendum, where Australians voted to amend two parts of the Constitution that excluded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Mabo Decision
3 June is the anniversary of the 1992 landmark High Court Mabo decision, which rejected terra nullius and recognised First Nations Peoples as Traditional Custodians of Australia for the first time.
National Reconciliation Week related resources
Select from our comprehensive collection of engaging activities and useful resources created to help you navigate this important week of the calendar in your classroom.
2023 National Reconciliation Week theme – Be a Voice for Generations
Each year Reconciliation Australia chooses a theme for NRW.
This year's theme is Be a Voice for Generations.