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This guide will help you locate resources about Aboriginal studies

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Guide editor: Trish Marasco - Northern Beaches Library - Phone: 9942 0100

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National Reconciliation Week - #NRW2017

This year's celebration is significant for a number of reasons:

  • 20 years since the Bringing Them Home report - On 26 May 1997, the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament. The date, 26 May, carries great significance for the Stolen Generations, as well as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and its supporters among non-indigenous Australians.
  • 50 years since the referendum - The Australian referendum of 27 May 1967 approved two amendments to the Australian Constitution: including Aboriginal Australians in determinations of population; and also empowered the Federal Parliament to legislate specifically for this group.
  • 25 years since the historic Mabo decision - On 3 June 1992 the High Court of Australia legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—a relationship that existed prior to colonisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title.
  • Sorry Day - National Sorry started in 1998 and is held on 26 May to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • National Reconciliation Week - National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history

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Twenty five years ago the High Court of Australia brought down its decision recognising the rights of Indigenous people to their traditional lands.

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