Learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The National Reconciliation Week 2020 theme reinforces that 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 and cultures.
Australia celebrates NRW from 27 May to 3 June every year. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the 1967 Referendum acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 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.
Click through to the different videos below to learn more about reconciliation and what it means to the University of Newcastle.
In the second half of 2020 all students will have a chance to provide input into the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan. This exciting opportunity ensures that the Reconciliation Action Plan will be student-centred. Keep an eye out for updates and info on how you can get involved in the coming weeks.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.