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Reconciliation : take the next step : National Reconciliation Week 2005
Title : Reconciliation : take the next step : National Reconciliation Week 2005 Reconciliation : take the next step : National Reconciliation Week 2005
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Date of creation : 2005
Additional Creator : Singer-Ducasse, Tanya Briggs, Karen L.
Format : Poster
Dimensions : 570 x 750 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Poster for National Reconciliation Week, 27 May-3 June 2005. Published by the Government of South Australia; painting design by Tanya Singer-Ducasse; graphic design by Karen L Briggs, Aboriginal Health Division.

2005 marked the 10th anniversary of the establishment of National Reconciliation Week. The theme for the 2005 celebrations held 27 May to 3 June was: 'Reconciliation: take the next step'. 2005 was also the fifth anniversary of the Bridge Walks of 2000 when hundreds of thousands of Australians walked in support of reconciliation.

National Reconciliation Week celebrates two historic milestones. 27 May marks the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum in which more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to give the Commonwealth power to make laws for Aboriginal people, and for Aboriginal people to be counted in the census. The anniversary of the Australian High Court's Mabo judgement (1992), which recognised the native title rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and overturned the notion of terra nullius - that the continent was empty, unowned land before the arrival of Europeans - takes place on 3 June.

National Reconciliation Week is supported by Reconciliation Australia, a non-government, not-for-profit foundation which was established in January 2001 after the cessation of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. Reconciliation Australia provides a continuing national focus for reconciliation. Reconciliation South Australia Inc is chaired jointly by Ms Shirley Peisley, AM and the Honourable Justice Edward Mullighan.

Coverage year : 2005
Period : 2001-
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