The National Capital Authority (NCA) will be marking Reconciliation Day at Reconciliation Place with a free community event including a traditional welcome, a smoking ceremony and an Indigenous dance performance. Following this ceremony, a free one hour guided 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.
The artworks that make up Reconciliation Place are responses to different aspects of the story of this journey. Starting at the artwork dedicated to Gatjil Djerrkura, explore some of the shared histories and achievements that contributed towards the Reconciliation movement in Australia. The tour will end at the artwork dedicated to exploring the Stolen Generation, where participants will be invited to become part of the process of Reconciliation by adding their thoughts or stories to it.
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.
Mark this significant day and join us by securing your ticket here - Limited space are available on the Walking Tour.
Community Event: Reconciliation Day 2019
Reconciliation Place – Central mound, located between the National Portrait Gallery and Questacon.
8 am, Monday 27 May 2019