Get set for huge week of NAIDOC celebrations

NAIDOC Week in the Shoalhaven will include a wide range of exhibitions and events.

TRADITIONAL: Aboriginal ex-servicemen Tom and Peter Moore, with Glen Luland from Habitat Personnel attended a NAIDOC Week event at Bomaderry Public School recently. Primary school students Gary Pender, Amelia Strickland, Aisha Campbell, Hannah Stewart, Tykia Simpson, John Stewart, Lyric Kaialac, Narteisha Campbell, Justin (surname withheld), Angel Franco Dean shaw, Casey Walker, Shaleigh Stewart, Byron Mitchell, Riley Oliver, Jasmine Offley Mundy, Tiarni Pender, Taya Mason Stewart, Tia Kaialac and Ethan Gardner performed a traditional Aboriginal dance at assembly.

TRADITIONAL: Aboriginal ex-servicemen Tom and Peter Moore, with Glen Luland from Habitat Personnel attended a NAIDOC Week event at Bomaderry Public School recently. Primary school students Gary Pender, Amelia Strickland, Aisha Campbell, Hannah Stewart, Tykia Simpson, John Stewart, Lyric Kaialac, Narteisha Campbell, Justin (surname withheld), Angel Franco Dean shaw, Casey Walker, Shaleigh Stewart, Byron Mitchell, Riley Oliver, Jasmine Offley Mundy, Tiarni Pender, Taya Mason Stewart, Tia Kaialac and Ethan Gardner performed a traditional Aboriginal dance at assembly.

The official week of celebration will start on Monday, July 7 from 9am, with a remembrance march. The march will wind its way from the Nowra Showground to Harry Sawkins Park to the official opening ceremony and flag-raising.

The week will feature something every day. On Tuesday two art exhibitions will open, one at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and one at the Nowra School of Arts. On Wednesday a community day of fun will be held at the Nowra Showground from 10am unitl 2pm. A film festival will be held on Thursday at the Arts Centre.

The week’s events will conclude with a NAIDOC Ball at Bomaderry Bowling Club on Friday, July 11 from 6pm.

Tickets can be bought from the club or the Aboriginal Medical Service. 

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