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NAIDOC Week in Maryborough

Two of our staff members – Elly and Frances – attended Anglicare Victoria’s free community event to celebrate NAIDOC Week at Princes Park in Maryborough last week.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. It is not only celebrated by Aboriginal communities, but by all Australians from different walks of life. This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.’

The Maryborough event kicked off at 10am with an Acknowledgement of Country by Raylene Harradine, the CEO of Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative, and an introduction to the day. NAIDOC themed stalls were set up in the function room displaying Indigenous Australian artwork, crafts, native animals, merchandise and tourist information. Children’s activities were available such as face painting, a jumping castle and outside games. There were also junior and senior football and netball games played outside throughout the day.

Intereach hosted a stall with information about our programs and services and ran a hand painting activity to create an Aboriginal flag.

Lunch was provided with a Kup-Murri (Torres Strait Islander Food and Feasting Ceremony/Lunch) along with a free community BBQ, as well as tea and coffee available throughout the day.



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NAIDOC Week Intereach events calendar 2019

Once again our staff members are attending a number of NAIDOC Week events across the Intereach footprint. NAIDOC Week is recognised nationally from July 7 to 14 and this year’s theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

For more information on NAIDOC Week and a list of events being held across the country, visit

Below are some events we’re either hosting or attending:



Albury July 6 | Intereach Information Table

11am – 3pm QEII Square, Dean St, Albury
Intereach information stall.

Maryborough July 9 | NAIDOC Week event

10am – 3.30pm Princes Park, Maryborough
Led by Anglicare, the community of Maryborough will be holding another NAIDOC Week event this year. There will be football and netball matches to watch and heaps of activities including face-painting, Indigenous art and crafts, story-telling, a Kup Murrie (traditional feast) and more.


Deniliquin July 10 | NAIDOC Week Koori Market

10.30am Deniliquin Sports Stadium, Cemetery Rd, Deniliquin
Tea, coffee and morning tea will be available, and a sausage sizzle and light lunch will be provided.
Come along and have a yarn with the many different service providers.
Koori arts/crafts stalls will also be selling their products, so don’t miss out.


Bendigo July 10 | NAIDOC Children’s Day

10am – 3pm Crusoe Secondary College, 57-75 Olympic Pde, Kangaroo Flat
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culturally inspired activities for the whole family. Come and join a full day of fun. Traditional food tastings and BBQ provided, cultural performances and smoking ceremony.
Giveaways for children, interactive displays, story time and lots more.
Contact: Becky Lesser 5442 4947 or


Dareton July 10 | NAIDOC Week Celebrations

10am – 3pm Dareton Public School, Matong St, Dareton
Come along and participate in the NAIDOC Week celebrations in Dareton. Intereach team members from ROAR, Ability Links and NDIS will be there making ‘calming bottles’ with the children.


Leeton July 11 | Leeton and District LALC Fun Day

11am – 2pm Gossamer Park, Gossamer St, Leeton
Come along for a day of family activities, free BBQ lunch, services expo, Parkview School performance and the Old Kentucky animal petting zoo.
In the case of inclement weather the event will move to Parkview Public School.

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What does Balranald need?

We want to know more about people in Balranald and the surrounding communities and how we can support you to get the help you need,when you need it.
Please take the time to answer this series of questions to help identify what’s needed in the Balranald area.

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