NAIDOC Week celebrations in Rockingham

Yonga Boys performing at the opening of the Bush Babies Exhibition, Rockingham Arts Centre. PIC: Supplied

The City of Rockingham will acknowledge and celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017 with a series of free community events.

NAIDOC Week is held each year to acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year NAIDOC Week will be held from 2 - 9 July.  

The theme is Our Languages Matter, which highlights and celebrates the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity.

Mayor Barry Sammels said all community members were invited to get involved in the free events being held in Rockingham this NAIDOC Week.

“There is something for everyone, including a NAIDOC Celebration day, bush tucker tastings, a community dot painting event, a kids’ art workshop and a NAIDOC storytime,” he said.

The Rockingham NAIDOC Celebration event will be held at the Gary Holland Community Centre on Wednesday 28 June from 10.30am to 1pm.

The whole community is welcome to come along and enjoy cultural performances, community stalls and fun activities.

For more information about the City’s NAIDOC celebrations, visit the City’s website at

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