NAIDOC Week 2016 will run from 3 to 10 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Hawkesbury will host a free concert at Richmond Park, Windsor Street Richmond on Sunday, 10 July to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
Entertainment will be provided from 10am to 3pm including live bands, lots of stalls and childrens’ activities.
All are welcome to attend and enjoy a BBQ, bush tucker, face painting, art, and a wildlife display.
For more information about the concert, contact Merana Aboriginal Community Association for the Hawkesbury Inc., on (02) 4588 5144. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday, 24 July 2016.
Hawkesbury Central Library will also embrace NAIDOC Week with a free movie festival, showcasing a mixture of drama, suspense and insights into cultural responsibilities shared by Indigenous communities.
The festival will run on Tuesday, 5 July 1pm and 4pm and Thursday, 7 July 10am and 6pm at the Tebbutt Room, 300 George St, Windsor. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Hawkesbury Central Library on (02) 4560 4460.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford, said ‘It is important for all of us celebrate how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remain connected to their culture, and continue to all come together and have a good time, especially during NAIDOC Week.’