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Mayor Of The Hills Shire Dr Peter Gangemi With Wayne Cornish And Dennis Moran From Muru Mittigar Naidoc Week Fun

There are a whole range of free activities being organised for NAIDOC Week in the Hills to Hawkesbury during the school holidays.

Tuesday, July 9th: Free family fun day organized by Hills Community Aid at the Balcombe Heights Estate, 92 Seven Hills Rd, Baulkham Hills between 9.50am and 1pm. There indigenous themed crafts, jumping castle, treasure hunt, community stalls, Hills Daily Grind Coffee and sausage sizzle.

Thursday 11th July: Yarn at the Farm. Hills Shire Council has organised a family fun event at Bella Vista Farm between 11am and 2pm.

Council has partnered with local First Nations enterprise Muru Mittigar to celebrate Aboriginal culture with free arts and crafts workshops, musical performances, sporting activations and free First Nations inspired food from the Wilka Thalta food truck.

The event will commence with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony from Dharug elder Uncle Colin.

There will be didgeridoo performances and storytelling from Uncle Peter Williams, a chance to try boomerang painting and basket weaving or participate in sporting activations from the Western Sydney Wanderers and AFL.

There will be free servings of emu sausage rolls, cheeseburgers with bush tomato relish and spring rolls with Kakadu plum chilli sauce.

Muru Mittigar Executive Officer Wayne Cornish will MC the event alongside Madii Page from Hills Yarning and said he was excited to be part of the biggest NAIDOC Week celebrations in the history of The Hills.

Friday, July 7th: 9am to 12pm. Bligh Park Community Services. Free community BBQ and celebration of NAIDOC Week at Bligh Park Neighbourhood Centre, 4 Sirius Rd, Bligh Park.

Sunday July 14th: 10am to 2pm Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. Rouse Hill Estate, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill. Museums of History NSW is joining forces with Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Culture and Education Centre to provide a day of fun activities including dance performances and workshops by the Khuna Family Dance Group and Yarning Circle with elders Uncle Wes and Uncle Colin. Program starts at 10am.

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