Australia celebrates Harmony Week in the days leading up to the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a time to celebrate cultural diversity and share the message that everyone belongs. Find out about Harmony Week events near you here. It is a great time to reflect on chapters 6 and 7… Read More »Harmony Week
2019: Death of Deacon Boniface Perdjert
Deacn Boniface, a respected Elder and the first Aboriginal permanent deacon, passed away in 2019. As the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council's tribute page for Deacon Boniface says: His words and actions spoke loudly to the members of the Wadeye Community - of which he was a deeply loved and respected Elder… Read More »2019: Death of Deacon Boniface Perdjert
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
This national day is observed in Australia. Find resources to help you to mark this day here.
1941: Death of William Cooper
William Cooper was an inspirational Aboriginal leader in New South Wales and Victoria in the early part of the 20th century and a founding secretary of the Australian Aborigines’ League.The league was created to lobby state and federal governments on behalf of Aboriginal people. The powerful symbolic gesture of a Day of Mourning on 26… Read More »1941: Death of William Cooper
1897: Death of Jandamarra
Jandamarra was an Aboriginal resistance leader of the Bunuba people in Western Australia. Find our more about his story here.