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NOW MORE THAN EVER – National Reconciliation Week 2024, 27 May to 3 June

The 2024 National Reconciliation Week logo


The theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week – Now More Than Ever – is a reminder that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People will and must continue no matter what.

Australia's journey towards reconciliation has been marred by divisive and uncomfortable moments which may tempt us to disengage or disconnect. Despite these, we must instead continue to defend and uphold the rights of First Nations Peoples by calling out racism and actively reinforcing the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Now more than ever, the work continues – to understand our history and tackle racism through treaty making, truth-telling, and education to enact connection, respect, action and change.

At its heart, Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and non-Indigenous Peoples to create a nation built on respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To show our ongoing support for Reconciliation, UniSA is hosting a range of activities for staff, students, and the wider community to show our ongoing support for Reconciliation. Find out about these free events both online and on campus from the University's National Reconciliation Week webpage.

Want to be involved but don’t know where to start? Learn more by:

Reading a book by an Aboriginal author or host a reconciliation book club

  • check out these ebooks available to UniSA staff and students via the Library collection
  • see recommendations from Reconciliation Australia
  • come into the Magill or Mawson Lakes Library and choose a book from our Storytelling displays, or
  • get ideas, from the Library display on Level 2 in the Jeffrey Smart Building at City West.

Watching a documentary, film or TV show by Aboriginal creatives

Still unsure?

  • Find out whose Country you live and/or work on? Check out the Map of Indigenous Australia available from the AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) website
  • Explore the history of this place before and after colonisation.