NAIDOC represents 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Georges River Council recognises NAIDOC Week’s contributions and accomplishments of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Several events have become regular highlights of Georges River Council’s annual NAIDOC Week calendar including the NAIDOC Official Opening Ceremony, Jewellery Making, Lime Kiln Bay Cultural Tours, Book Readings, Children’s Activities, Cultural Awareness Training and Exhibitions.  

These activities are organised for community members of all ages to promote Aboriginal language, culture and heritage across the Georges River area.

This year Council welcomes everyone to the NAIDOC Week celebrations, to come and learn and appreciate the rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures that exist within the Georges River area. Take at look at our promotional video below and we hope to see you at one of our many NAIDOC Week events.


NAIDOC Week 2019 Events

NAIDOC Week Official Opening
Monday 8 July 2019
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Kogarah Town Square

Jewellery Making Workshop
Tuesday 9 July 2019
10.00am - 12.00noon
Marana Auditorium
MacMahon Street

Aboriginal Cultural Bush Tour
Wednesday 10 July 2019
10.00am - 12.30pm
Oatley Park

For more information on Council's work with the Aboriginal sector of our community, visit out Aboriginal People webpage.


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