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National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June)

National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June)
Published 13 May 2021
The City of Playford is hosting walking tours and activities to commemorate National Reconciliation Week in 2021.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

And this year, we are urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action through it’s theme – More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

It asks us all to take this awareness and knowledge, and use it as springboard to more substantive, brave action.

For reconciliation to be effective, it must involve truth-telling, and actively address issues of inequality, systemic racism and instances where the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are ignored, denied or reduced.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To find out more about National Reconciliation Week visit

To find local events the City of Playford is hosting see below:

Walking tour - Adelaide City (adults only)

Pathways to Reconciliation

Marni Waiendi, our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community centre, is hosting a free Kaurna Walking Tour this Reconciliation Week.

You will have an opportunity to walk through Adelaide City’s rich Kaurna heritage, learning about the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains.

It will take you to places of significance to Kaurna culture and you’ll learn about the traditional Elders and discover their stories.

The Kaurna Walking Tour will be held on Friday 28 May, departing from Marni Waiendi (83 Ridley Road, Elizabeth) at 9am and returning back from the city at approximately 1.30pm.

The walking tour is two hours with a light lunch included.

There are limited placed available for adults only. To book your place please call Marni Waiendi on 8256 0145 or 0410 341 028.

Walking tour - Para Wirra

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝘂𝗯 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗪𝗶𝗿𝗿𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 to commemorate Reconciliation Week.

The nature walk will consist of a 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 1 hour guided walk (not suitable for mobility equipment or prams) to Lizard Rock to learn about its cultural significance, followed by a yarn with some damper and native tea.

Together, soak will up the tranquil surrounds of nature, enjoy the birdlife and beautiful native flora on an easy to moderate walk.

𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻: Wednesday 26 May

𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: Meet at John McVeity Centre 182 Peachey Rd, Smithfield Plains (Private Coach return transport from JMC)

𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: Meet at 9am – Bus leaves at 9:15am sharp return to JMC at approximately 12:15pm

𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗦 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘:

Art kits

To commemorate National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June, we have art kits available for you to show us what reconciliation looks like to you.

The art project is a great activity to do with the family and to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

You can collect your free art pack (mini canvas, paint and brushes included), while stocks last, from some of our community centres including the libraries, John McVeity Centre, Elizabeth Rise, The Precinct - Healthy Food Co and Marni Waiendi.

We would like for you to share your creations and message of reconciliation once done by taking a photo, uploading to Facebook or Instagram, and tagging us in it.

Art packs will be available to collect from the above locations as of Monday 24 May.