NAIDOC is 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'.
In the spirit of the 2021 NAIDOC week theme - 'Heal Country, heal our nation', the City 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.
The City of Bayswater is excited to present our first NAIDOC program. We welcome people of all ages, cultures and abilities to participate in a range of FREE community celebrations presented by prominent Noongar Elders, leaders and musicians. Registrations are essential for COVID safety.
|Native planting with Malgamongup (Bardon Park) Friends Group||Sunday 4 July||8.30am-12.30pm||Bardon Park Wetlands, Fourth Avenue, Maylands||All ages|
|Storytelling with Elder Dr Noel Nannup OAM ||Sunday 4 July||10am-11am||Bardon Park Wetlands, Fourth Avenue, Maylands||All ages||Tickets|
|Dennis Haskill (Australian poet and literary scholar) interviews Noongar elder, writer, poet and raconteur Alf Taylor||Monday 5 July ||3.30pm-4.30pm||Maylands Public Library, The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands||All ages||Tickets|
|Madjitil Moorna: Magical Bush Sounds Choir||Wednesday 7 July||3pm-5.30pm||Maylands Library, The RISE Amphitheatre, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands||All ages||Tickets|
|Noongar Language and cultural session with Noongar language and cultural specialist Carol Foley||Saturday 10 July||10am-11am||Maylands Library, The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands||All ages||Tickets|
|Bush Noongart and craft with Kangeang/Bibblemun yorga Belinda Cox, Djirrily Dreaming||Sunday 11 July||10am-11am||Arbor Park, Morley||4 to 11 years||Tickets|
|Bush Noongart and craft with Kangeang/Bibblemun yorga Belinda Cox, Djirrily Dreaming||Sunday 11 July||11.30am-12.30pm||Arbor Park, Morley||4 to 11 years||Tickets|
|Create a piece of art based on the Dreaming from raw materials, Noongar style with Belinda Cox from Djirrily Dreaming||Friday 16 July||3pm-4pm||Morley Library, 240 Walter Road West, Morley||5 to 12 years||Tickets|
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