Marking Canberra’s first Reconciliation Day
25 May 2018
The National Capital Authority (NCA) will be marking Canberra’s first Reconciliation Day with ‘A New Day at Reconciliation Place’ community event, which will include a traditional welcome, a smoking ceremony and an Indigenous dance performance. Following this ceremony, a free one hour guided walking tour will be offered through Reconciliation Place, exploring the various artworks which reflect the story of Reconciliation.
Physically and symbolically located at the heart of Australian democratic and cultural life within Canberra’s Parliamentary Zone, Reconciliation Place recognises the importance of understanding the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Free and open for participants of any age. Meeting location is at the central mound on Reconciliation Place, located between the National Portrait Gallery and Questacon.
Tickets can be secured via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-new-day-at-reconciliation-place-tickets-46136772328
WHAT: Event: A New Day at Reconciliation Place
WHO: Paul House, Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian
Mr Terry Weber, Chair, National Capital Authority
Ms Sally Barnes, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority
WHERE: Reconciliation Place - central mound, located between the National Portrait Gallery and Questacon.
WHEN: 8am, Monday 28 May 2018
8am – Welcome to Country by Paul House
8.15am – Smoking ceremony followed with traditional dancing by Ngambri families
8.30am – Address by NCA CE, Ms Sally Barnes