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Jul

08

NAIDOC Week

Event Start : July 8, 2018 12:00 am Event End : July 15, 2018 12:00 am

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support … Continue reading “NAIDOC Week”

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Jul

01

Coming of the Light

Event Start : July 1, 2018 12:00 am Event End : July 1, 2018 12:00 am

This is a particular day of significance for Torres Strait Islander Australians. It marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait. The missionaries landed at Erub Island on 1 July 1871. Religious and cultural ceremonies are held by Torres Strait Islander Christians across the Torres Strait and on the mainland … Continue reading “Coming of the Light”

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Jun

03

Mabo Day

Event Start : June 3, 2018 12:00 am Event End : June 3, 2018 12:00 am

Mabo Day celebrates the 1992 High Court decision that ruled in favour of Eddie Koiki Mabo and other claimants that their people had occupied the island of Mer in the Torres Strait prior to the arrival of the British. This historic decision effectively recognised the existence of Native Title rights and rejected the concept of … Continue reading “Mabo Day”

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May

27

National Reconciliation Week

Event Start : May 27, 2018 12:00 am Event End : June 3, 2018 12:00 am

Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of the first Australians. It’s the ideal time for people to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how to turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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May

26

National Sorry Day

Event Start : May 26, 2018 12:00 am Event End : May 26, 2018 12:00 am

National Sorry Day​ is commemorated each year to acknowledge the Stolen Generations. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen Generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. https://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sorry-day-stolen-generations

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