National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year to commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
Celebrating a baby's baptism - ABC Splash. Meet Vincent and his family and friends as they celebrate his baptism. Find out what happens when a baby is baptised in the Catholic church. Come along to Vincent's party afterwards for some fun, good food and an amazing christening cake. Video 3:56
State Library of NSW - Australian Jewish community and culture. focuses on the journeys, settlement, activities and contributions of Jewish people to Australia, and their influence on Australian culture and socio-economic development, from the arrival of the First Fleet through to the present day. This online project will enable the Library to celebrate important aspects of the Jewish community’s contribution to Australia’s heritage and its impact on Australian history.
Do you know why we have a public holiday on 26 January - Australia Day? In this clip from Behind the News, investigate different perspectives on this national holiday and find out how people commemorate it.
State and Territory Flags - The Commonwealth of Australia consists of six states that were originally separate colonies of the United Kingdom. The Constitution provides for the Federal Government to create Territories, some of which have responsible self-government.