National Reconciliation Week runs every year from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively.
In 2017, Reconciliation Australia asks that we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. If all Australians commemorate these significant milestones, we can all become a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.
Reconciliation Australia has put together a reading list for anyone who would like to learn more about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples, histories and cultures, and most of the titles are held in the Library, including:
- The United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- Good morning, Mr Sarra, by Chris Sarra, and the Australian Story broadcast of Chris Sarra’s story.
- Talking to my Country, by Stan Grant.
- Dog ear cafe, by Andrew Stojanovski.
- Back on the block: Bill Simon’s Story, by William Simon.
- Cleared out : first contact in the Western Desert, by Sue Davenport.
- Why warriors lie down and die, by Richard Trudgen.
- Don’t take your love to town, by Ruby Langford Ginibi.
- The little red yellow black book, by Bruce Pascoe, with AIATSIS
- Treading lightly : the hidden wisdom of the world’s oldest people, by Karl-Evik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe.
For more information you can visit the website of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and why not check out the Library’s Indigenous Portal, or our Indigenous Studies Libguide, which are full of fantastic resources and Info.