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 2021 was themed ‘Heal Country, heal our nation’ invited the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.

In the spirit of the NAIDOC 2021 theme, the City of Bayswater invited people of all ages, cultures and abilities to participate in a range of free community celebrations.

Bush Noongart and craft with Kangeang/bibblemun
yorga Belinda Cox, Djirrily Dreaming at Arbor Park.

Storytelling with Elder Dr Noel Nannup OAM at
Malgamongup (Bardon Park)
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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