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.


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

The culmination of this project is a series of events to be held in Hobart on Wednesday17th October.  GHD Pty Ltd. have generously sponsored a bus to Hobart, departing from Devonport in the early morning, travelling via Launceston.  The exact location and times for the pick-ups will be confirmed closer to the date.  In appreciation for your volunteer work, we would like to invite you to travel to Hobart as our guest, on the bus, to join in the celebrations for ‘Youth Speakout’.  The day will be divided into three events.


Event #1 – A presentation of Youth Speakout entries at Parliament House.  The Premier, the Honourable Will Hodgman, will be in attendance along with the Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Rebecca White, and the Leader of the Greens, the Honourable Cassy O’Connor, in addition to sitting Parliamentarians who have been invited to attend.  A representative group of students will be asked to present their entries.


Where:       Parliament House, 1 Salamanca Place, Hobart

When:        Wednesday 17th October, 10:45am to 12pm

Staff, students, family members and guests will need to be seated in the Conference Room by 10:45am, for an 11:00am start.  The timing of this event is particularly important as Parliamentary Members will be coming straight from sitting time.


Event #2 – On the third Wednesday of every month, a forum called Conversations @ Macquarie Point, is held to discuss relevant topical issues relevant to reconciliation.  On Wednesday, 17thOctober, the forum will celebrate the entrants of Youth Speakout.  All entrants are invited to attend and, once again, a representative group will be asked to share their entries with their fellow students, family, teachers, guests and members of the public.  At the conclusion of the presentations, nominted students will be asked questions around their thoughts on reconciliation.  They will receive these questions in advance.


Where:             Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart

When:              Wednesday, 17th October, 1 to 2pm.


Event #3 – Students, guests, family members and teachers, are invited to Government House for afternoon tea with Her Excellency the Honourable Professor Kate Warner and her husband Mr Warner.  Afternoon tea will be provided and the Governor will present each student with a certificate to acknowledge their involvement in Youth Speakout. Again a student representative(s) will be asked to provide short comment about their work.
Where:             Government House Hobart, 7 Lower Domain Road, Queens Doman

When:              Wednesday, 17th October, 3 to 4pm.


Students, teachers and guests will leave directly from Government House, at the conclusion of afternoon tea, to travel home or for transportation back to Launceston and Burnie.


Other considerations:


Dress – Due to the formal nature of these events, students will be required to wear their formal school uniform and guests are asked to dress appropriately. Please be aware that photographs will be taken for media purposes.


Lunch – Lunch will be held in the Town Hall Reception Room, from 12:15pm to 12:45pm.  Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements in your RSVP.

Government House requires that each individual attending the afternoon tea, book online.  This so that each attendee receives an individually numbered ticket which is to be presented on the day.  The website is  If you then select view all events and scroll down to Youth Speakout Project, you will see a tab which says ‘click here to book’.  You then enter the invitation code  YOUTHSPK18 and select the ‘book now’ tab.  You must book online for this event by 6:00pm on Friday, 5th October.  Please book each ticket in the individual name of the person attending, not ‘student’.  Generic bookings will not be accepted.

If you are interested in attending Youth Speakout, please RSVP with an email to:

no later than Tuesday 25th September.

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