This week is National Recognition Week in Australia.
National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities.
It is held between 27 May and 3 June of each year, with the dates holding special historical significance: the former marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia and the latter marks the anniversary of High Court of Australia judgement on the Mabo v Queensland of 1992.
This is Bonita Mabo, an educator and activist for Aboriginal Australians, Torres Strait Islanders, and Australian South Sea Islanders. She is the widow of Eddie Mabo and was an important figure in the lead up to the Mabo judgement, and continues to educate her people on their culture and history and work as an activist.
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