Mornington Peninsula Shire supports NAIDOC Week 2019

Published on 03 July 2019

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Mornington Peninsula Shire supports NAIDOC Week 2019

3 July 2019

Mornington Peninsula Shire will again showcase the work of Aboriginal artists during the annual NAIDOC week exhibition at the Shire offices in Hastings.

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

NAIDOC Week 2019 will celebrate the Indigenous voice of this country that is over 65,000 years old with the theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’.

Indigenous languages have passed down lore, culture and knowledge for over millennia, enriching our nation.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said “we value the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities make in Australia, and look forward to NAIDOC Week each year as a time to celebrate the rich and diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultures.

“We’re proud to be celebrating the NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition again this year, an excellent opportunity for any local Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists to showcase their work in a prominent place, at no cost. Artworks will also be available for sale to the public.”

Council’s representative for the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee and Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn said “this significant week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community”.

The NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition will be officially launched at Hastings Shire Office, at 2pm on Monday 8 July 2019 and open to the public from 9am – 4.30pm until Friday 12 July 2019.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members interested in exhibiting their work are invited to contact the Warringinee Team on 5950 1168 or via email: warringinee@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

Registration of artworks close today, Wednesday 3 July 2019.

NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS

Flag Raising hosted by Nairm Marr Djambana (Frankston Gathering Place)
32 Nursery Ave, Frankston
Monday 8 July, 11am – 12.30pm

Flag Raising hosted by Willum Warrain (Hastings Gathering Place)
Pound Rd Hastings
Monday 8 July, 4pm - 5pm

Cranbourne Gardens NAIDOC Community Event
Cranbourne Gardens, Ian Potter Lakeside Precinct
Wednesday 10 July, 10am – 2pm

Mornington Peninsula & Frankston NAIDOC Family Day
Pound Rd Hastings
Thursday 11 July, 10am – 2pm

Visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/NAIDOC for more information

From now until the end of NAIDOC Week, Mornington Library has a NAIDOC Week window display where people can learn more about the rich history of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Our Libraries are hosting children’s activities too, including stories and craft workshops (bookings essential).

Children can sit around a campfire while sharing stories from the land. Everyone can then make a nature mobile to take home.
Mornington Library
Wednesday 10 July, 11am

Enjoy a special indigenous story time and craft session, including Story Box stories written and read by Aboriginal Australians.
Rosebud Library 
Friday 12 July, 11am

Listen to the Rainbow Serpent story and enjoy making a serpent and other indigenous craft activities.
Hastings Library
Wednesday 10 July, 11am

Somerville Library
Friday 12 July, 2:30pm

Visit Our Libraries website to learn about NAIDOC Week events taking place at Shire Libraries.

NAIDOC week is recognised from 7 - 14 July in 2019.

For more information on NAIDOC week and events taking place around the country, visit: naidoc.org.au

Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.