SO­PHIS­TI­CATED SOIREE FOR NAIDOC WEEK

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Perera

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.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

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.

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