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NAIDOC is 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'.

NAIDOC is ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Obersrvance Committee’.

The City of Bayswater acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging who have cared for Country for thousands of years and who continue to care for Country today.

NAIDOC 2022 is themed ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! invites all Australians to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.  It is also a time to celebrate the many who have driven and led changes in our communities over generations – they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.

In the spirit of the NAIDOC 2022 theme, the City of Bayswater will host a range of free community celebrations. Program of events coming soon.

NAIDOC 2021: Bush Noongart and craft with
Kangeang/bibblemun yorga Belinda Cox,

Djirrily Dreaming at Arbor Park.

NAIDOC 2021: Storytelling with Elder Dr
Noel Nannup OAM at Malgamongup (Bardon Park)
NAIDOC 2021: Native Planting with Malgamongup
(Bardon Park) Friends Group.

To learn about the significance of the land on which we live, work and play today please listen to: 

The video was published 3 July 2017 and was made in collaboration with the City of Bayswater, the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Baigup Wetland Interest Group. Whadjuk Elders Dr Noel Nannup and Marie Taylor share their traditional Noongar knowledge, customs and stories (Dreamtime) of Baigup Biidii and the ongoing importance of the wetlands.

Balladong, Whadjuk, Nyungar Representative Mr Barry McGuire and Belinda Cox, Kangeang/Bibblemun Woman, share their traditional Noongar knowledge and culture of this special bushland;  in particular, the importance of smoking ceremonies to heal people and Country and the medicine and food that the bushland provides.

Proudly supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency


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