ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

NAIDOC Week 2014 celebrations in Broken Hill 6 - 13 July

Community Event/Day
This year, NAIDOC week runs from Sunday 6 July to Saturday 13 July 2014, so we are right in the middle of this important national event.

NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The event is held each year on the first full week of July.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

The theme this year is "Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond"

In Broken Hill, the first official event was the flag raising ceremony which was held yesterday, July 7th at 10.30am at the Broken Hill Civic Centre Plaza.

There are several other events planned during the week.

Today, Tuesday 8 July, there is the 'Elders Morning Tea', and the city's signature NAIDOC Week event will once again be the family fun day at Sturt Park on Thursday the 10th.

The Thursday event will run from 10am to 3pm.

The venue is -

Sturt Park - Chloride, Wolfram, Sulphide and Beryl Streets, Broken Hill.

There will be music, dance, traditional food, art, activities, jumping castle, stalls from different organisations, face painting, karaoke, merry-go-round and a special guest appearance from Yamba the Honey Ant.

Transport is available at the following times: 9:30am Creedon St Bus Stop, 10:00am Patton St Chemist and 10:15am Miani's McCulloch St.

On Friday, 11 July, there is the Pancake Morning Tea.

Check out the NAIDOC website for more information.  www.naidoc.org.au.

Enquiries - Aboriginal Affairs Broken Hill 08 8088 0002

Enjoy, cheers, Jane Deany

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