Reconciliation in the Park

Monday 28 May 2018
Glebe Park, Civic
10am to 2pm

Reconciliation in the Park marks the ACT’s historic first Reconciliation Day public holiday to be held in Australia.

Join this free community event in Glebe Park in the city which features headline folk inspired pop duo Busby Marou performing live on stage.

The ARIA award-nominated stars will be joined by an array of local Indigenous performers and dancers including the Wiradjuri Echoes. Also performing is Canberra’s own The Voice finalist, teen sensation Lucy Sugerman, The Chesterfield Band, Johnny Huckle and Hardcover.

The Glebe Park event offers something for all ages. Among the activities are basket weaving, bush tucker talks, storytelling and children’s art workshops. In addition to the cultural activities the kids can join in there will be a petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting.

Grab a bite to eat at the community barbecue or from the food trucks onsite.

You can also connect and chat with the many local community organisations who will be exhibiting in Glebe Park on the day.

Reconciliation Day is an opportunity for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The day’s activities reflect the National Reconciliation Week 2018 theme Don’t make history a mystery which invites Australians to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

Program performers at a glance

Main stage

10am - Welcome to country
10:15am - Brindabella Dreaming
10:30am - The Griffyn Ensemble
10:50am - Dale Huddlestone
11.25am - Wizz
12pm - Busby Marou
1:15pm - Wiradjuri Echoes
1:40pm - Kara Buai

Rotunda Stage pop up performers

11am - Johnny Huckle
1pm - Lucy Sugerman

Main entrance pop up performers

10am - Dominic Lavers
11am - The Chesterfield Band
1pm - Hardcover

Getting there

Transport Canberra will be running on a public holiday timetable to get you to and from the city, eligible senior and concession card holders who travel using MyWay are able to take advantage of free travel all day on the public holiday.

Routes 909, 910 and 981 travel past Glebe Park, they will service bus stops 3463 and 3462 along Akuna Street all day for the event.

Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community can access Transport Canberra’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Bus to attend the event. The bus will be departing from Bay 4 of the Queanbeyan bus interchange on Morisset Street from 9.30am on Monday 28 May, and will shuttle between the interchange and the event throughout the day. See below schedule for approximate timings – places are limited.

9.30am – Queanbeyan Bus Interchange, Bay 4
10am – Glebe Park
10.30am – Queanbeyan Bus Interchange, Bay 4
11am – Glebe Park
11.30am – Queanbeyan Bus Interchange, Bay 4
12pm – Glebe Park
12.30pm – Queanbeyan Bus Interchange, Bay 4
1pm – Glebe Park
2.15pm – Glebe Park to Queanbeyan Bus Interchange, Bay 4

Parking options include Canberra Centre, Civic Pool and city centre precinct car parks as well as the National Convention Centre.

Share your Reconciliation Day

Use #NRW2018 when sharing your day on social media.

Learn more about National Reconciliation week.


Artwork by Lynnice Church (Ngunnawal)