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NAIDOC Week Events 2015

NAIDOC Week 2015 Logo and Theme

Cities and towns across Australia are buzzing with events to celebrate NAIDOC Week in 2015. The Eastern Suburbs are no different. With so many accessible events on close to your home, we thought we would compile a list to get you started!

“NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.” – NAIDOC Home Page

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre is proud to host the following events:

Thurs 16th July 12pm-1.30pm
BUSHTUCKER LUNCH and DISCUSSION FORUM on forced closures in the Northern Territory.
2 Albert Street, Randwick
RSVP by 10th July Call (02) 9398 8620

Wed 22nd July 10am-3pm
JNC Randwick Bus Trip to Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Guided by a Discovery Ranger, we will go on a Bush Tucker Walk and learn about the Indigenous Culture & History of the area.
There will be two bus pick up points:
Places are limited! RSVP by 15th July (02) 9398 8620

Randwick City Council is proudly supporting the following NAIDOC Week events:

The women's dance group 'Djaadawaan Dancers' perform at the Black Markets on Bare Island.
The women’s dance group ‘Djaadawaan Dancers’ perform at the Black Markets on Bare Island.

Sun 5 Jul, 10am to 4pm
Blak Markets
Bare Island, La Perouse

Sun 5 Jul, 2pm to 4pm
Indigenous Community Links Football Cup – La Perouse Panthers v Redfern All Blacks
Redfern Oval

Mon 6 Jul, 10:30am to 12noon
La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council Morning Tea
Yarra Bay House, La Perouse

Tue 7 Jul, 10am to 1pm
Duffy’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day
Memorial Park, South Maroubra

Wed 8 Jul, 11am to 3pm
South Sydney Rabbitohs BBQ, cultural activities, football clinics and giveaways
Marcellin Fields Heffron Park

Tue 9 Jul, 11am to 2pm
Smoking ceremony, dancers, lunch
Prince of Wales Hospital, Edmund Blackett Grounds

Fri 10 Jul, 11am to 2pm
BBQ & Football game – Police vs. Community
Eastern Beaches Local Area Command

For more information contact:
Sharron Smith- Community Project Officer Aboriginal Services on: 02 9399 0893

Waverley Council is proudly supporting the following NAIDOC Week events:

Sun 12 July  2PM to 4PM 
Bush Foods Tasting Workshop
Tickets $12.50 each $10 FOWL Members
Learn about Australia’s nutrient rich, edible native plants, where and how they grow and how they contribute to the country’s sustainability profile.
Book through Eventbrite

Stories_for_Simon8th Jul 2015 2:00pm-3:00pm

Stories for Simon
Meet the creators, Lisa Sarzin and illustrator Lauren Briggs, of new children’s book “Stories for Simon”. They will share their story and discuss the importance of National Sorry Day.
Best for children aged 8+ and their caregivers and teachers, but all welcome.
Bookings at Eventbrite

Botany City Council is proudly supporting the following NAIDOC Week events:

Thurs 9 July 10am – 12pm
Bush Tucker Walk

Terry Lennis will lead the group around Garnet Jackson Reserve Park, where participants will find out about Aboriginal culture and education, as well as the various types of bush tucker we have available in our own backyards!
Garnet Jackson Reserve Park Victoria Street, Botany

Fri 10th July 9am- 11am
Flag Raising Ceremony
George Hanna Memorial Museum & Mascot Library – Echo Room
2 Hatfield Street, Mascot


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