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NAIDOC Week 2014

July 6 – 13

Join in the NAIDOC Week celebrations with several key events designed to involve and encourage the community to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. NAIDOC Week, which runs from 6-13 July, honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought and served in defense of Australia under the theme ‘Serving Country – Centenary & Beyond’. The week’s events;

Monday 7 July – Raymond Terrace

Street march in Raymond Terrace led by the Worimi people, with all community members welcome to attend. The march will begin at the cenotaph at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club from 8.30am, proceeding along William Street to the Port Stephens Council administration building, where a welcome to country, smoking ceremony, official flag raising morning tea will be conducted.

Wednesday 9 July – Nelson Bay

The march will commence at Nelson Bay Bowling Club at 9am and will proceed to the cenotaph in Alex Park. A barbeque will be hosted here by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Friday 11 July – Murrook Centre Williamtown

The week winds down with a family fun day on Friday 11 July from 10am at Murrook Centre on Nelson Bay Road, Williamtown, where rides, games and entertainment will feature. NAIDOC Week 2014 provides an opportunity for all Australians to participate in a range of activities and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Port Stephens Council is proud to be celebrating alongside the Worimi and Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council .

 

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One Comment on “NAIDOC Week 2014”

  1. Heather Ogilvie July 7, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Why is there no recognition of the traditional owners in Stroud? We pride ourselves on the history of our beautiful village but ignore the rich history that pre-dates white settlement. In NAIDOC week can we commit ourselves to addressing this unacceptable gap in the Stroud story.

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