NAIDOC Week cel­e­bra­tion

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

More than 1000 peo­ple made it down to the Roe­bourne High School oval for the City of Kar­ratha’s NAIDOC Com­mu­nity Con­cert on Sun­day, July 10.

City of Kar­ratha deputy mayor John Lally said the event brought the com­mu­nity to­gether to cel­e­brate NAIDOC Week.

“The NAIDOC Com­mu­nity Con­cert was a fan­tas­tic event to be in­volved with, bring­ing peo­ple from across the city to­gether to cel­e­brate the cul­ture and achieve­ments of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple,” he said.

“The theme for NAIDOC Week 2016 was Song­lines, the liv­ing nar­ra­tive of our na­tion, and this con­cert was the em­bod­i­ment of that, with in­cred­i­ble mu­sic and per­for­mances from some of the na­tion’s most tal­ented in­dige­nous artists.”

Pun­ters en­joyed an af­ter­noon of en­ter­tain­ment, with live mu­sic from na­tional head­lin­ers Dan Sul­tan, Thelma Plum and Troy Cas­sar-Da­ley, and tra­di­tional dance per­for­mances co-or­di­nated by Patrick Churn­side.

There were also mar­ket stalls, food vans and car­ni­val rides and amuse­ments.

Pic­tures: Louise Alling­ham

Brad Rains and Frances McNabola.

Robert Yates and Re­becca Parfill.

Toot­sie Daniel and Kay­lene Daniel.

Obriella, Shirley, Gabriella and Jeff Gaidan.

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