Week full of celebrations

THIS week’s (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) celebrations focused on the positive achievements of the indigenous community and shone the spotlight on unsung servicemen and women.

The week started on Sunday, July 6 and runs through until this Sunday, July 13.

This year’s national NAIDOC Week theme is Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond, to acknowledge indigenous servicemen and women, past and present.

In Nowra, the week kicked off with a remembrance march at Nowra Showground starting at 9am on Monday.  

The NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition and Black Cockatoo Art Awards began on Monday, and will run until tomorrow Saturday, July 12 in the Nowra School of Arts.

The NAIDOC Ball will be held at the Bomaderry Bowling Club starting 6pm tonight Friday, July 11.

Today (Friday) and tomorrow the Cullunghutti Art Exhibition will be held at Cullhungutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre in Holloway Road, East Nowra. 

It is open from 6-8pm on the Friday and 10am-1pm on the Saturday. 

Meanwhile, Wednesday was the perfect day for the NAIDOC Week family day at the Nowra Showground. 

The huge crowds were kept entertained with local musicians performing throughout the day. 

A variety of activities were enjoyed by young and old alike. 

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