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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June), is for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. It's a time to explore how we can all contribute to achieving reconciliation.

National Reconciliation Week Launch

LIVESTREAM 6PM TONIGHT

Tuning in is easy, click on the YouTube link below at 6pm or watch online.

When: Thursday 27 May, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Livestreamed
Cost: Free

Unfortunately, we've have had to cancel Bumpy's set however her performance will be rescheduled to another time. So stay tuned for more detail.

a smoking ceremony

COVIDSafe information

As a result of the latest Victorian Government restrictions and for the continued good health of our community, our Reconciliation Week Launch will now be live-streamed and the following events have been postponed:


  • Floor Talk with Kent Morris
  • Movie night | In My Own Words
  • Kutcha Edwards Rolling Shows performance
  • Indigenous StoryTime
  • A Guided Tour of Mallanbool Reserve
  • Movie night | Bran Nue Dae (2010)

Please keep an eye on our social media pages and website for further updates.



updated 25 May 2021

Our vision for reconciliation is a unified, respectful and thriving community that embraces Australia's First Peoples for their experiences of the past, their resilience in the present and their aspirations for the future.

Exhibition | The Torch Confined 12

Presented by The Torch, the Confined 12 exhibition includes artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria. Featuring more than 300 artworks, Confined 12 presents a strong visual metaphor for the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

Floor Talk with Kent Morris

Join artist, curator and CEO of The Torch Kent Morris for an engaging discussion about the Confined 12 exhibition.

Movie night | In My Own Words

Join us for a special screening of In My Own Words for National Reconciliation Week. Raw, heartfelt, sometimes painstaking but often funny, In My Own Words documentary follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teachers as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time in their lives.

Aboriginal student and teacher

Kutcha Edwards

Mutti Mutti singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards is a captivating performer who continues the practice of renewing his ancient Songline in modern times. Join Kutcha for an engaging afternoon of songs and storytelling as he performs on the back of a vintage truck as part of Glen Eira’s new Rolling Show series.

Mutti Mutti singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards

Flora and Fauna Guided Tour

Explore the Indigenous flora and fauna at beautiful Mallanbool Reserve for cultural and historical insights. Kulin Nation bushtukka woman Cassie Leatham will host this tour and share her extensive knowledge of traditional and medicinal uses of native plants and how to identify edible native plants. Join us for a bite to eat afterwards with Cooee Café.

Native Australian flora

Indigenous StoryTime

Join the library for a special StoryTime full of stories, songs and rhymes celebrating National Reconciliation Week with special guest Boon Wurrung Elder David Tournier.

Movie night | Bran Nue Dae

An Australian musical comedy-drama film starring Ernie Dingo, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard and Jessica Mauboy. A rebellious boy runs away from a Catholic boarding school and tries to hitchhike to his Aboriginal home in Australia.

Bran Nue Dae Movie poster

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