Celebrating NAIDOC Week in South Eastern NSW

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NAIDOC Week, 8-15 July 2018, is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

NAIDOC Week 2018 is a national celebration held on 8-15 July. It's a time for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the oldest continuing cultures in the world. 

'Because of her, we can!' is the NAIDOC theme for 2018. This theme celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – as inspiring role models and changemakers locally, regionally and nationally. 

Because of her, we can

To find out more about NAIDOC Week, visit the official website: www.naidoc.org.au

What's happening in our region?

There are plenty of opportunities for health professionals and community members to join in with the NAIDOC Week celebrations, with a range of great events happening across the region. 

Event list - Illawarra Shoalhaven  
Location Event  Date/time Address Further info
Corrimal Coffee and a chat with Uncle Richard Archibald  Wed 11 July, 11am Corrimal Library, 15 Short St Book here  
Corrimal NAIDOC Week art workshop (for kids aged 8+) Fri 13 July, 2.30pm  Corrimal Library, 15 Short St Book here
Bellambi Northern Illawarra NAIDOC celebration  Wed 18 July, 10am-12pm  Bellambi Surf Club, Morgan Place, Bellambi   Event flyer
Wollongong Wollongong Hospital’s NAIDOC celebration  Mon 9 July, 9.30am Loftus Street entrance foyer, Wollongong  Morning tea provided
Wollongong Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Open Day   Thurs 12 July, 10am-2pm  150 Church St, Wollongong  Facebook event
Dapto  NAIDOC Week art workshop (for kids aged 8+) Mon 9 July, 9.30am  Dapto Library, Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Highway
Book here  
Dapto  Coffee and a chat with Uncle Richard Archibald  Wed 11 July, 3pm  Dapto Library, Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Highway Book here  
Koonawarra Koonawarra Community Centre NAIDOC celebration  Thurs 12 July, 10am-2pm  Koonawarra Community Centre, 36 Fowlers Rd Event flyer
Warrawong  Warrawong NAIDOC Family Fun Day   Tues 10 July, 10am-1pm Greene St, Warrawong Event flyer
Albion Park Rail NAIDOC Community Day Mon 9 July, 11am-2pm Albion Oval, Ash Avenue, Albion Park Rail Event flyer
Kiama  Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards 2018 Sat 28 July, 5-10pm  The Pavilion, 2 Bong Bong St, Kiama Book here
Kiama  NAIDOC Week art exhibition  Fri 29 June - 5 July Old Fire Station Community Arts Centre, Corner of Terralong/Shoalhaven St Details here 
Shoalhaven NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day Wed 11 July, 10am-2pm Nowra Showground, West St Details here
Ulladulla Ngulla NAIDOC event   Fri 13 July, 9.30am-2.30pm Ulladulla Civic Centre, 81B Princes Highway Event flyer
 Event list - Southern NSW
Location Event  Date/time Address Further info
Batemans Bay Indigenous round NAIDOC rugby match  Sat 7 July, 10am-4pm  Hanging Rock Rugby Field, Batemans Bay    
Batemans Bay NAIDOC Opening Ceremony – raising the flag  Mon 9 July, 10am  Eurobodalla Shire Council, Batemans Bay    
Batemans Bay Koori Booris Culture Day Wed 11 July, 11am-2pm  SDN Family Centre, Melaleuca Cres  
Moruya  Moruya Family Fun Day  Tues 10 July, 11am-2pm  Riverside Park  
Moruya  Youth Indigenous Games Sports Day  
Thurs 12 July, 10am-2pm  Moruya Showgrounds    
Moruya  Elders NAIDOC lunch  Fri 13 July, 11.30am-2pm  Riverside Park RSVP to Narelle: 0457 122 753
Bega  Bega Valley Family Fun Day Thurs 12 July, 11am-3pm  Bega Indoor Sports Stadium, Carp St Event flyer
Queanbeyan NAIDOC art exhibition  Mon 2 – Sunday 22 July Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford St See website