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Resources relating to the Reconciliation movement in Australia


Reconciliation Rally in Victoria Square, 2007. B 70461.

This guide to sources relating to the Reconciliation movement in Australia was last updated by Library staff in 2016. It comprises selected material held by the State Library or available online.

To find further material relevant to this topic, try searching with these subject headings in the State Library catalogue:

Australia - Race relations
Reconciliation (Australia)

For more assistance, talk with staff at the Library's Information Desk or Ask us.


Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

AUSTLII, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation Archive

Reconciliation Action Plans are business plan that document what an organisation commits to do to contribute to reconciliation in Australia. A number can be viewed online at Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia. Key events and milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey

Reconciliation South Australia Inc (Follow them on Facebook)


The State Library has a number of electronic resources that are useful for finding articles relating to Aboriginal history.

Some of these resources can only be accessed within the library and others can also be accessed from home by becoming a Home Access User.

Relevant resources include:

Academic search complete General periodical index

Australian/New Zealand Reference centre  Newspaper and magazine articles from the recent past.

Australian Public Affairs Full Text General periodical index

Trove website provides word searchable access to historical Australian newspapers, mostly prior to 1955

Books and pamphlets

Adelaide City Council Reconciliation initiatives, 2003.

Australia. Commonwealth Government response to the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation final report - Reconciliation: Australia's challenge, 2002.

Australia. Dept. of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Aboriginal reconciliation: an historical perspective, 1992.

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (Australia). Reconciliation: Australia's challenge: final report of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation to the Prime Minister and the Commonwealth Parliament, 2000. Also available online.

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (Australia). Sustaining the reconciliation process, 2000. Also available online.

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. The people's movement for reconciliation: proceedings of the Australian Reconciliation Convention, 1997. To find further reports go to the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation's online archive.

Dodson, Patrick. Reconciliation at the cross roads: address to the National Press Club April 1996, 1996.

Goot, Murray and Rowse, Tim. Divided nation? : indigenous affairs and the imagined public, 2007.

Gordon, Michael. Reconciliation: a journey, 2001.

Grattan, Michelle. Reconciliation: essays on Australian reconciliation, 2000.

Healey, Justin (ed). Aboriginal reconciliation, 2006.

Johnson, Dianne. Lighting the way: reconciliation stories, 2002.

Lake, Marilyn. Faith: Faith Bandler, gentle activist, 2002.

Maddison, Sarah. Beyond white guilt: the real challnege for black-white relations in Australia, 2011.

Manderson, Lenore (ed). Reconciliation: voices from the academy, 1999.

The path to reconciliation: issues for a people's movement: Australian Reconciliation Convention, 26-28 May 1997, 1997.

Pratt, Angela. Practising reconciliation? : the politics of reconciliation in the Australian Parliament, 1991-2000, c2005.

Taffe, Susan. Black and white together FCAATSI: the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 1958-1973, 2005.

What we can do!: local symbols of reconciliation, 1999.

Archival material

Aborigines Advancement League: Summary record.

Behrendt, LarissaThe road ahead for reconciliation (sound recording), 2005.

Sorry Day Committee. Books signed in South Australia for Sorry Day, 1998.

Wilson, Ronald, SirRIP: reconciliation in paralysis? (sound recording), 2001.