For Our Elders by Bobbi Lockyer
On Sunday, 9 July 2023, there will be NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week celebrations at the Rouse Hill Estate.
Attendees can expect a “Welcome to Country” and a smoking ceremony led by Uncle Wes Marne, a 101-year-old Aboriginal elder, Bigambul man, and revered Australian storyteller.
“Then take part in art activities with Jennifer Hall, watch wood carving demonstrations with Brad Burrows, and listen to the stories of Elders Uncle Wes Marne and Uncle Colin Locke in our yarning circles. Light refreshments will be available to purchase from CWA Castle Hill,” according to Museums of History NSW.
Muru Mittigar, a not-for-profit community organisation from Sydney, will lead the celebration. Similarly, two NAIDOC cultural sessions will be suitable for kids at the Castle Hill Library on 5 July 2023.
Registration can be accessed via the Museums of History NSW here: NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill Estate.
The Estate will be open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM and is located at 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155.