National Reconciliation Week

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The Great Book Swap (2).JPGLast week we celebrated National Reconciliation Week which occurs between two significant milestones in Australia's reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At St Teresa's we recognise that being able to read opens so many doors but in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are quite low.  In order to support reconciliation and help close the literacy gap, St Teresa's hosted the Great Book Swap which is an Indigenous Literacy Foundation initiative helping to raise much needed funds for these communities.

A big thank you to everyone who donated books or grabbed a bargain at the book swap and made a donation.