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Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Publish on 22 Jun 2018 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Media Release - 22 June 2018

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NAIDOC Week 2018 will be celebrated in Campbelltown City with a number of events that will acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Beginning on Monday 9 July, a morning tea and flag raising ceremony will be held on Council’s front lawn at 9.30am, followed by a street march at 10.40am to Bradbury Oval for a Community Celebration Day supported by Uniting.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said it was a great opportunity for the whole of Campbelltown to show their support of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

“This year’s theme - Because of Her, We Can! recognises the amazing role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have had in the past, and how they continue to inspire and influence the Macarthur community,” he said.

“The colourful street march leads to the Community Celebration Day which is a free, family friendly event the whole community is invited to attend.

“There will be community stalls with activities, live music, jumping castle and inflatable fun, with a free sausage sizzle for lunch.”

On Wednesday 11 July Campbelltown Council is joining with Campbelltown City Police Area Command to host the Campbelltown City NAIDOC Touch Football Event. This free event is used as a means to break down barriers between Police and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, while building new and strengthening old relationships. All local community groups, cultures and services are welcome to take part with a common community focus in mind.

For more information on NAIDOC Week events being held in the Macarthur area, click here.

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