National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) marks a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW 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.

This year marks almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process, with the 2021 theme ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’ urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Mildura Rural City Council marked National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day (26 May) by creating four special murals.Members of our Aboriginal Action Committee (AAC) and the Yapa Wiimbia group pre-drew the designs, with Council staff and the public helping to complete the artwork.