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.

Wednesday 8 July 2015

NAIDOC 2015 - We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate

Image/logo from www.naidoc.org.au
Community Event
This year, NAIDOC week runs from Sunday 5 July to Saturday 12 July 2015, so we are right in the midst of this important annual Australian 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 "We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate".

The host city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is Adelaide. A special awards ceremony and ball will be held in that city on Friday 10 July.

Every year the recipients of the National NAIDOC Awards will be announced in the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Person of the Year
  • Female Elder of the Year
  • Male Elder of the Year
  • Caring for Country Award
  • Youth of the Year
  • Artist of the Year
  • Scholar of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Sportsperson of the Year

Nominations for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards have now closed.

Best wishes to all of the nominees

In Broken Hill, West Darling Arts is hosting a special exhibition "We All Stand on Sacred Ground" which is an exhibition showcasing Aboriginal Art from the West Darling (Western Region of NSW).

Broken Hill Town Hall Facade

Participating communities include Broken Hill, Menindee, Wentworth and Wilcannia. These communities are home to incredibly talented artists and include works on canvas and sculptural works. All Aboriginal artists from the Western Region of NSW have been invited to participate.

The exhibition is on at the Town Hall Facade Gallery -

256 Argent Street (the main shopping street) in Broken Hill.

The official exhibition opening was last Friday night 3 July.

The exhibition runs from 29 June to 17 July 2015, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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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