The journey begins with a vision, a vision for a reconciled Australia, where we gain strength in the knowledge and respect we share with one another. Learning from the truth of our past, we look to the future with excitement and energy for all it can bring. Strong in culture and purpose, our energy sustains us on the journey where united as a nation we take small steps together, leaving behind a legacy for all that follow of a reconciled and vibrant future.
As Australia’s Gold Coast prepares to host the XXI Commonwealth Games in 2018, its commitment to unity will not be confined to the bond between the 70 nations competing in the event, but will also celebrate Australia’s unity with its First People through a Reconciliation Action Plan.
This stunning and sentimental coin celebrates this initiative through the artwork design by artist Jenna Lee, a proud Larrakia woman based in Brisbane.
Through its special position in Australia’s cultural landscape, the Reconciliation Action Plan will guide the Games towards increased representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through employment, exhibiting Indigenous artistry, and incorporating genuine Indigenous cultural experiences into the Games’ program.