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The City of Unley is acknowledging Reconciliation Week this year at Heywood Park. It will be held in Heywood Park on Friday 29th May commencing at 10.00 am.


National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June.

May 27 – Marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census.

3 June, 1992 – The High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—that existed prior to colonalisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights called Native Title.


In recent years Reconciliation Week has been held in the Town Hall. Heywood Park has a significance that makes it an ideal venue. If the weather works against us it will revert back to the Town Hall.

Indigenous representatives, local schools and the wider community will come together to further the process of reconciliation. The national theme of “It’s time to change it up” will be the focus of this significant event.

Everyone is welcome to Unley’s Reconciliation Week.

To visit the Reconciliation Week website click here.