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NAIDOC Week

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. 

ProgramDateTimeVenueAge GroupRegistration
Native planting with Malgamongup (Bardon Park) Friends GroupSunday 4 July8.30am-12.30pmBardon Park Wetlands, Fourth Avenue, MaylandsAll ages
 Tickets
Storytelling with Elder Dr Noel Nannup OAM Sunday 4 July10am-11amBardon Park Wetlands, Fourth Avenue, MaylandsAll agesTickets
Dennis Haskill (Australian poet and literary scholar) interviews Noongar elder, writer, poet and raconteur Alf TaylorMonday 5 July 3.30pm-4.30pmMaylands Public Library, The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, MaylandsAll agesTickets
Madjitil Moorna: Magical Bush Sounds ChoirWednesday 7 July3pm-5.30pmMaylands Library, The RISE Amphitheatre, 28 Eighth Avenue, MaylandsAll agesTickets
Noongar Language and cultural session with Noongar language and cultural specialist Carol FoleySaturday 10 July10am-11amMaylands Library, The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, MaylandsAll agesTickets
Bush Noongart and craft with Kangeang/Bibblemun yorga Belinda Cox, Djirrily DreamingSunday 11 July10am-11amArbor Park, Morley4 to 11 yearsTickets
Bush Noongart and craft with Kangeang/Bibblemun yorga Belinda Cox, Djirrily DreamingSunday 11 July11.30am-12.30pmArbor Park, Morley4 to 11 yearsTickets
Create a piece of art based on the Dreaming from raw materials, Noongar style with Belinda Cox from Djirrily DreamingFriday 16 July3pm-4pmMorley Library, 240 Walter Road West, Morley5 to 12 yearsTickets

 

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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