Reconciliation in the Park 2019

People in the park looking at cut out handprints in the desgin of the Australian Aboriginal flag. People in the park looking at cut out handprints in the desgin of the Australian Aboriginal flag.

Enjoy free performances, workshops and storytelling at the Reconciliation in the Park event this Reconciliation Day.

The activities on Monday 27 May reflect the National Reconciliation Week 2019 theme Grounded in Truth, Walk Together With Courage, which encourages Australians to engage in meaningful conversations to develop a deeper understanding of our national story and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Melbourne duo, The Merindas, will be headlining, bringing a fusion of Indigenous, electro-tribal pop sounds to the stage.

A line-up of local talent will also take to the stage, including teenagers Grace Obst and Jye Hopkins and the Woden Valley Youth Choir singing in local Indigenous language. Also appearing on stage is popular Indigenous children’s entertainer Johnny Huckle and dancers from Kulture Break and the Wiradjuri Echoes plus The Chesterfield Band.

The free event – being held between 10.30am and 2.30pm in Glebe Park – encourages Canberrans to engage in meaningful conversations to develop a deeper understanding of our national story and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

In addition to the stage activities, Canberrans will be able to join in a number of activities involving Indigenous art, craft and language and the opportunity to leave a message of reconciliation at the Reflection Forest.

To help navigate the many activities on the day, the King Brown Walking Trail will guide people around Glebe Park. You can pick up a map on the day.

There will also be children’s amusements, food and coffee vans.

For full event details including a copy of the program and how to get there, visit events.act.gov.au/reconciliationday

  • What: Reconciliation in the Park
  • Date: Monday 27 May 2019
  • Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Where: Glebe Park, Civic