Reconciliation is acknowledging past mistakes and trying to make amends for what has been done. The beginning of the week marks the day of the referendum which was held on the 27th May 1967 that officially acknowledged Aboriginal Australians as full citizens. The week ends on the day the Mabo case of 1992 concluded, which was a court case that recognised the land rights of the Meriam people, the traditional owners of the Murray Islands.
The theme for this year’s reconciliation week is “don’t keep history a mystery” which means that we must always remember and learn from the past.