Untap Your History

May 27 - July 15 2018

Calling on all Australians to reflect on how understanding our ancestral and family stories and shared history deepens our sense of belonging and connection to each other.


The Untap Your History campaign (May 27 – July 15 2018) marked National Reconciliation Week and National NAIDOC week 2018, celebrating the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made, and continue to make to our families, communities, history and to our nation.

  • What do you know about your own family history?
  • How do you honour your family and ancestral stories?
  • Do you have an item of significance that connects you to your culture and memories of the past?
  • We can learn so much from the strength, resilience and bonds between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their connections to their ancestral stories, culture and country. How do we acknowledge and heal our shared history as a colonised nation?

Through the release of the ‘Untap Your History’ video in collaboration with Richmond Football Club featuring Damien Hardwick and Daniel Rioli on May 27, Culture is Life invites all Australians to take part in this online social media campaign by sharing a photo of yourself with an item that connects you to your family and ancestral stories by sharing on your socials and tagging @cultureislife #untapyourhistory #cultureislife #NRW2018