The Shire is proud to join the rest of the nation in celebrating NAIDOC Week (3 – 10 July).
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is a call for all to continue to ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ for systemic change. Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
Please join us at the following events throughout NAIDOC Week on the Mornington Peninsula:
Monday 4 July, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Join us for some Indigenous stories with Ron Murray, a much loved and highly respected Victorian Indigenous educator, storyteller and musician,
Hastings and Rosebud Libraries
Wednesday 6 July, 11am – 12pm
Children aged 6 to 12 years old can hear some great Indigenous stories and participate in activities.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
MPRG is currently featuring artwork by locally based Wirangu artist Beverley Meldrum. Beverley is an emerging artist who enjoys working with a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, timber, stone and kelp. The exhibition features a selection of stunning jewellery highlighting the unique forms of dried kelp.
Beverley will also be holding two workshops at MPRG:
Tuesday 5 July, 1 – 3pm
Wednesday 6 July 1 – 4pm
Cost: $25 general (Friends of MPRG: $20)
Other NAIDOC Week Resources
National Indigenous TV
Victorian NAIDOC Committee
SBS Teacher Resources
SBS Media Release
Melbourne Indigenous Radio Station
Federation Square Events
National Gallery of Victoria - Under 5s NAIDOC Week