NAIDOC Week marks a significant event for Indigenous Australians, celebrating their history, culture and achievements.
Central Coast Council will kick off NAIDOC celebrations on the Coast with its annual Flag Raising Ceremony and morning tea on Monday 4 July from 10am at the Wyong office.
Celebrations will continue across the Central Coast with a number of activities in Council libraries and the local community:
- Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 July - Alongside the annual Reconciliation exhibition and Imagining Victory video art exhibition by Contemporary Indigenous activist Richard Bell, there will be a range of free Indigenous inspired activities in Gosford Regional Gallery foyer.
- Monday 4 July - Indigenous Storytime during regular storytime at Gosford Library, 10.30-11.30am.
- Tuesday 5 July – Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day and Central Coast Indigenous Jobs Market at Gosford Racecourse, 10am-3pm.
- Wednesday 6 July – NAIDOC Family Fun Day at Baker Park, Wyong, 9am-3pm.
- Thursday 7 July - Indigenous Stories with the Aunties from Mingaletta at Umina Library, 10.30-11.30am.
- Thursday 7 July - Indigenous artist, Dub Leffler, will introduce children to illustration, drawing techniques and play games at Woy Woy Library 10-11am and Erina Library 2-3pm.
- Friday 8 July - Indigenous Arts and Craft Market at the Erina Centre, Erina Fair 9.30am-2.30pm.
- Friday 8 July - From 10am to 2pm, celebrate NAIDOC with Bara Barang in dance, didge, boomerang throwing and storytelling. Morning tea and lunch provided, at the Hill Youth Centre, 98 Mitchell Drive, Kariong. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 4312 5133.