Events – Reconciliation Council Of Tasmania



Register for Reconciliation Tasmania events here. Click the link below the event you’re interested in and you’ll be taken to the EventBrite registration page.

ICS is now accepting papers and offers early bird promotion

2 for the price of 1 registration for all its upcoming 2019 Indigenous Conferences

 Cairns | Brisbane | Darwin | Alice Springs

To register:


Indigenous Conference Services ( ICS Australia) is also proud to announce the launch of its upcoming 2019 Indigenous Conferences which takes you to Cairns, Brisbane, Darwin and Alice Springs with a broad range of topics in Indigenous affairs. First round of papers is now open for all upcoming conferences and being sought for with the closing dates on the 30th January 2019.

The year 2019 sees an exciting new initiative introduced to encourage and help Indigenous communities participate in our conferences: ICS has decided to allocate up to 70% of the conference proceedings to grassroots community groups and partnerships between community and government organisations to promote the positives being achieved in Indigenous space.

We hear time and time again throughout the media how the goals of the Closing the Gap Initiative, The Royal Commission on Juvenile Justice and other Indigenous initiatives are not being achieved where in real terms, there are many successful programs that are taking place in our communities which were not highlighted.  Organisations are invited to submit a paper and be part of the positive movement in Indigenous Australia.

Listed below are the upcoming 2019 Conferences:

  • 11th National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference May 8-10, 2019 Pullman Cairns QLD
  • 2019 Indigenous Chronic Diseases Management Conference May 8-10, 2019 Pullman Cairns QLD
  • 9th Indigenous STOP Domestic Violence Conference May 15-17, 2019 Tangalooma Resort QLD
  • 2019 Indigenous Justice: No More Bars Conference May 15-17, 2019 Tangalooma Island Resort QLD
  • 2019 Indigenous Elders Aged Care Conference: Old & Deadly July 22-24 Double Tree Alice Springs
  • 10th Indigenous Women’s Conference: Empowering Change July 24-26, 2019 Alice Springs NT
  • 10th Indigenous Men’s Conference: Black & Proud July 24-26, 2019 Double Tree Hotel Alice Springs
  • 2019 Indigenous Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Misuse Conference September 25-27, 2019 Darwin NT
  • 2019 Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference September 25-27, 2019 Darwin NT
  • 2019 Indigenous Early Childhood Conference October 23-25, 2019 Pullman Hotel Cairns QLD
  • 2nd Indigenous NDIS Conference: Doing It the First People Way October 23-25, 2019 Pullman Cairns
  • 2019 Indigenous Caring for Country Conference December 11-13, 2019 Darwin NT
  • 2019 National Indigenous Languages Revival Conference December 11-13, 2019 Darwin NT

Please submit your papers online at For more information, please visit the conference website at or contact ICS by email at


The AGM is to be held on Saturday 10th November, at 10am,

in the Raymond Ferrall Building (flexible learning space).

This building is located immediately in front of the main car park at the UTAS Campus,

Newnham, Launceston.

The date to RSVP for catering purposes, is Friday 2nd November.  Thank you to those members who have already responded.

Final Agenda (pdf download)

20181022 AGM Final Agenda


Black Man’s Houses – 25th Anniversary

Directed by Steve Thomas.
Classification: G, 58 mins.
Country: Australia.


Where:      The State Cinema in North Hobart

When:        15th November at 6:30pm

Screening of a restored version of the original documentary followed by a Q&A session with film participants Aunty Wendal Pitchford, Henry Reynolds and filmmaker Steve Thomas, MC’ed by film participant Greg Lehman.

Tickets $15 available through the State Film Centre


Where:      The State Cinema in North Hobart

When:        17th November at 2:30pm (5pm finish) at the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG) Auditorium

The screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion with film participants maikutena Vicki-Laine Green, Henry Reynolds and filmmaker Steve Thomas, chaired by film participant Greg Lehman.

This screening is sponsored by QVMAG.

Tickets $10 available through Trybooking.



In 1832 the government of Van Diemen’s Land sent the last Aboriginal resistance fighters into exile at Wybalenna on Flinders Island, bringing an end to the Black War and opening a new chapter in the struggle for justice and survival by Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Black Man’s Houses tells a dramatic story of the quest by Aboriginal people to reclaim the graves of their ancestors against a background of racism and denial. Documenting a moving memorial re-enactment of the funeral of the great chief Manalargenna, the film also charts the cultural strength and resilience of his descendants as they are forced to fight for recognition in a society that is not ready to remember the terrible events of the past.

Winner of Best Australian Film at the 1992 Melbourne International Film Festival, Black Man’s Houses returns for the screening of the newly restored digital print to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film’s national debut on ABC TV.

Join Director Steve Thomas, Henry Reynolds and Aboriginal guests in this premiere screening of Black Man’s Houses digital restored with a special panel discussion to explore the impact of the film a generation on, and its continuing importance as Australia takes on the profound challenge of acknowledging the frontier wars that forged this nation’s dark and contested history.

Visit State Cinema’s website


Youth Speakout 2019

Calling all Tasmanian secondary students age 12 – 18yo, here is your opportunity to have a say about reconciliation.

Download .pdf flyer

Narragunnawali Workshops for educators and teachers

This workshop is targeted to educators at all levels, in the use of the Narragunnawali online platform.

Narragunnawali supports schools and early learning services to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

School Principals, teachers, early childhood educators and tertiary level educators are all welcome to attend this workshop.

The workshop will be presented by Reconciliation Australia – Narragunnawali Program Manager and staff in an interactive forum that will provide time for participants to become familiar with how to use this online tool to develop a Reconciliaition Action Plan (RAP) and to access the range of curriculum and professional learning resources.

Places are limited to 30 persons However subject to demand, we will also schedule a second workshop after school hours at the same venue.

Attendance at the workshop also counts toward accrual of teachers professional development learning hours.

Download Narragunnawali .PDF

Narragunnawali Workshop Burnie
When – Monday 20 August 2018 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; AND 4pm-6pm
Where – Burnie Council rooms, Burnie, TAS 7320
Cost – no charge


Narragunnawali Workshop Launceston
When – Tuesday 21 August 2018 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; AND 4pm-6-pm
Where – Aboriginal Elders Council of Tasmania, 163 Saint John Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
Cost – no charge


Narragunnawali Workshop Hobart
When – Wednesday 22 August 2018 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; AND  4pm-6pm
Where – Dominic College, Tolosa Street, Glenorchy, TAS 7010
Cost – no charge


YOUTH SPEAKOUT – Statewide event for secondary students to submit a project

Don’t Keep History a Mystery

Calling all Tasmanian Secondary Students aged 12-18

Young Tasmanians – here is your opportunity to have your say in the first


Reconciliation Tasmania announces a statewide event for Tasmanian Secondary

Students to participate in reconciliation

Students are invited to prepare a short speech (750 words), poem, short video, art piece

or musical performance focused on the question:
How can we better achieve reconciliation outcomes for Tasmania?
Reconciliation Tasmania wants young people to know their history and use their
knowledge to create new ideas and ways of working together.
Students across Tasmania are invited to prepare contributions by 24 August
ahead of regional displays of all entries during August to select 3 students from each region to give presentations.

3 students from each region will be asked to give presentations at Parliament House Hobart, Hobart Town Hall (as part of Conversations @ MAC Point) followed by a reception with Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania on 17 October 2018 in Hobart.

All entries will be displayed in each region.
Registrations and entries close on Friday 24 August 2018




Email: / M: 0456 631 108 / / Postal address: Reconciliation Tasmania, PO Box 359 South Hobart, TAS 7004