Sea of Hands for National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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.

As a symbol of reconciliation, rights and respect, Samaritans planted several Sea of Hands installations across our regions during National Reconciliation Week (NRW).

Hands were planted in Newcastle, Mudgee, Taree and Wallsend. We gratefully partnered with Christ Church Cathedral, Mudgee Public School, Manning Valley Anglican College and Wallsend Parish.

Planting a Sea of Hands is an act of recognition – of identities, cultures and history. Doing so in National Reconciliation Week was a commitment of community support and respect.

The Sea of Hands is one of ANTaR’s major reconciliation community campaigns. The hands symbolise community support for reconciliation, rights and respect.