Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

NAIDOC Week 2018 will run from Sun­day, 8 July to Sun­day, 15 July and is a time for all Aus­tralians to come to­gether to cel­e­brate the his­tory, cul­ture and achieve­ments of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple. The Hawkes­bury will host a free con­cert at Rich­mond Park, Wind­sor Street, Rich­mond from 10am to 3pm on Sun­day, 15 July to cel­e­brate NAIDOC Week. Free en­ter­tain­ment will in­clude live bands, lots of stalls and chil­drens’ ac­tiv­i­ties. All are wel­come to at­tend and en­joy a BBQ, face paint­ing, art, in­for­ma­tion stalls and a wildlife dis­play.

In the event of in­clement weather, the event will be post­poned to Sun­day, 22 July 2016.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the con­cert, con­tact Mer­ana Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion for the Hawkes­bury Inc. on 4588 5144. Hawkes­bury Re­gional Mu­seum will also em­brace NAIDOC Week with a spe­cial video pre­sen­ta­tion by Darug el­der, Aunty Edna Watson, and vis­i­tors can drop in any time dur­ing open­ing hours in NAIDOC Week to watch the video.

Vis­i­tors can also ex­plore the Mu­seum’s col­lec­tion of arte­facts, and read the mov­ing Sorry Speech de­liv­ered by for­mer Emer­i­tus Mayor of Hawkes­bury, Coun­cil­lor Dr Rex Stubbs, OAM, at the un­veil­ing of the Yar­ra­mundi Me­mo­rial in Mac­quarie Park in 1999

Chil­dren are also in­vited to come along to the Mu­seum for sto­ry­telling and scratch art ac­tiv­i­ties ex­plor­ing In­dige­nous cul­ture on Thurs­day, 12 July from 10am to mid­day. This is a free com­mu­nity event, all wel­come, no book­ings re­quired but chil­dren un­der 10 must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

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