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This website was established by the ReconciliACTION Network - a network of young people who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and reconciliation. This website includes an Online Education Kit developed by members of ReconciliACTIONnsw, which you can find on the sidebar to the right, information about how young people can get actively involved in reconciliation, and details about the Freedom Ride - 40 years on documentary.

Freedom Ride 05 DVD box cover art

LATEST NEWS: ReconciliACTION finalist for 2012 Deadly Film of the Year!

ReconciliACTION’s ‘Freedom Rides - 40 years on’ documentary is in the running for a 2012 Deadly Award!

The Deadlys are national awards recognising the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to the arts, sport, their community and to Australian society. You can also vote for your favourite film, actor, sports star and community leader at the 2012 Deadly awards page at http://www.vibe.com.au/deadlys/.

Freedom Ride 2011 to screen footage from their trip!

In recognition that the Freedom Ride continues to inspire generations of Australians, the youth service Koori Connect organised a re-enactment of the Freedom Ride with a new group of young people in 2011. Big thanks to this project for helping to distribute copies of our 2005 doco during their trip last year! A preview of the documentary this latest group produced is screening on the Central Coast at 6pm on 26 Feb 2012. Email rebecca@youthconnections.com.au for more info

‘Freedom Rides - 40 years on’ documentary out in the community

The mailout of the documentary ‘Freedom Rides - 40 years on’ to Aboriginal and community groups was completed in 2011 - with more than 800 DVDs distributed and numerous community screenings organised. There are still some copies available to purchase for $25 including GST from Australians for Native Title and ReconciliACTION (ANTaR). All funds raised from selling copies help us support other important reconciliation projects!

There are also a limited number of DVDs still available for Aboriginal organisations and community groups who cannot afford to buy a copy. To request a copy please email sylvie@reconciliACTION.org.au or call Sylvie on 0403 977 213. Please include details in the email about the number of copies you are requesting, your group and your mailing address.

For more information and details about the documentary see the ‘Freedom Ride‘ page of this website.

Please also note that the publication of this resource is being managed by a small number of volunteers, and has been funded by small grants which have now been spent. But if your group has the funds and wants to do a re-print we’d love to hear from you!

Main photo on cover of ‘Freedom Ride - 40 years on’ resource: Uncle Max Eulo performs smoking ceremony at 2005 Freedom Ride 2005 launch, University of Sydney. Photo courtesy of Brian Rapsey. DVD cover design by SevDesign.

Reconciliation Hands - image by Naomi Moran

ReconciliACTION and its members acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the lands that make up Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

Please be advised that this website and other publications featured on this site may contain references or images of Indigenous people who have died. This material may be offensive to some Indigenous people.

Hands photo: Photographer Naomi Moran.

New content for Online Education Kit 

In 2010 and 2011 several of the information pages on this site were updated. More updates are planned for 2012. Email us if you have a suggestion of a page that needs updating! Most recent updates:

  • Feb 2012 - NEW! LATEST NEWS PAGE - Constitutional Recognition
  • Jan 2012 - Stolen Generations
  • May 2011 - About the Freedom Ride
  • May 2011 - Protocols
  • January 2011 - New links and Resource Reviews on the Land Rights and Native Title

Check new content out from the links on the right hand side of this page.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? There are lots of great reconciliation projects happening across Australia. To find out what’s happening in your area or to volunteer you can contact Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) or visit the website of Reconciliation Australia for details of reconciliation groups in each State and Territory, including the NSW Reconciliation Council if you are in NSW or ReconciliACT at the Australian National University if you are in the ACT.

WANT TO START YOUR OWN PROJECT? This site contains resources that you can use to learn more about Reconciliation and Indigenous rights (see the Online Education Kit), as well as some ideas of different projects which the young people in ReconciliACTION organised between 2002 and 2008.

Check out the About Us page for information about ReconciliACTION’s past projects and the Getting Active section of the Online Education Kit for tips and advice to help your local project including fundraising, how to run an event and how to organise media.  

Disclaimer: Please note that this site is linked to many resources which have been developed by other organisations. ReconciliACTION does not endorse content of external links published on this site. ReconciliACTION in not the copyright holder of most resources reviewed and linked to this website.

Help us get it right: Please report broken links and inappropriate links to recon@reconciliACTION.org.au.