SOPHISTICATED SOIREE FOR NAIDOC WEEK
Hundreds of people dressed in their finest and headed to the Tambrey Function Room on Saturday for the annual night of glitz and glamour that is the Karratha NAIDOC Ball.
For a third year, Yaburara and Coastal Mardhudunera Aboriginal Corporation organised the grand event to begin local NAIDOC Week celebrations in style.
Guests were treated to a three-course meal in a function room decked out in black, silver and red decorations and balloons.
Australian actor and entertainer Ernie Dingo was the event MC and YACMAC heritage officer Audrey Cosmos and City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long also gave addresses, speaking on the 2017 NAIDOC Week theme of Our Language Matters.
Ms Cosmos said the ball was an opportunity for residents from diverse backgrounds to unite in celebrating the NAIDOC Week message.
“It’s about diversity — having an event with mixed cultures, races and histories all in the same room at the same time,” she said.
Port Hedland band Until Closing Time provided the tunes throughout the night.
Tootsie Daniels and Lynette Wilson enjoy the NAIDOC Ball.
Australian actor Ernie Dingo was the MC at Saturday's Karratha NAIDOC Ball.
Chris Rijksen and Marc Habermehl.
Guests glam up for the 2017 Karratha NAIDOC Ball.
Ernie Dingo, Audrey Cosmos and Frank Aragu.
Barbara Sinclair and Triscilla Holborrow.
Leah Scholes and Owen Leece.