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NAIDOC Week 2015

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We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate
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Images courtesy of Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Melbourne Museum

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum - 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, from 5 -12 July 2015 between the hours of 10am to 5pm. Experience a vibrant living Koorie culture through hip hop workshops, stunning exhibitions, Milarri Garden tours, family activities and more! Enjoy a week of activities and exhibitions celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year a different Australian state is chosen for the Award Ceremony. The host city for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is Adelaide and awards night is filled with amazing entertainment. Unfortunately, tickets to attend the ceremony is all sold out!

You too can celebrate your own NAIDOC week. CLICK HERE for a few ideas as these private celebrations become increasingly popular in schools and other organisations.

WHAT'S ON.

Indigenous Hip Hop (11.30am Sunday to Friday) dance workshops with the indigenous Hip Hop ProjectsHOP.
Meet the 'Connies', Melbourne's famous tram conductors (11am to 3pm daily).
Take the Milarri Garden guided tour (1pm Tuesday to Thursday) and discover traditional foods and technologies of Victoria's first peoples.
My Special Season (11.30am to 3pm daily and will begin 27 Jun to 12 Jul) is about getting to know the Boonwurrung seasonal calendar and making a season card to take home.

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Image courtesy of NAIDOC website

EXHIBITIONS: 10am to 5pm daily.

First Peoples - explore the stories of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of creation to today. This is a permanent exhibition and is currently available to attend.
Punuku Tjukurpa - see a collection of sculptures and paintings from the Maruku Arts archive from Artback NT.
Nitet Yapeneyepuk: 'Gather Together' (opens 10 July and runs till 8 Nov. Free with museum entry.) - enjoy ceramics, wood work, painting and weaving from artists at Gallery Kaiela Incorporated Shepparton.

CLICK HERE to book tickets - phone 13 11 02 As far as I can see, all of the above is free and included in the museum entry costs. If you happen to be a museum member, entry is free.

General admission prices to Melbourne Museum:
Adult $12, Concession* and Child (316 years) free entry.
Accepted concession cards are: Carer Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card, Health Care Card, International Seniors Card, Overseas University Card, Pension Card, Student Card (Australian or International) and Veterans Affairs Card. Photo ID is required for all concession entry.

Companion Card holders can bring their attendant free of charge. CLICK HERE to view the museum map.

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Elaine Chambers, a proud Kuku Yalangi/Koa Aboriginal woman from Brisbane is this year's winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition. Image courtesy of NAIDOC website.

CLICK HERE to order your free copy of the above poster.
You can also read about all the posters in the past HERE. To find out more about the fabulous artist Elaine Chambers, CLICK HERE.

Don't forget to share your memories of your visit. Tag your photos with #MelbourneMuseum #NAIDOCweek

To read a bit more about these celebrations, CLICK HERE. Keep your finger on the pulse by joining NAIDOC's Event Page on Facebook. You can also join the Mailing List or 'like' the National NAIDOC organisation on Facebook.


"We walk this land everyday, near you, next to you, and yet we are not close. You do not know what we know, see what we see, feel what we feel. But, this can change. You can share our culture, hear our stories, know the joy in our hearts, the pride the strength. With a single word we can connect. 'Wominjeka', Welcome!"

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Why? A celebration of history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
When: 5 - 12 July 2015
Phone: http://www.naidoc.org.au/contact
Where: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. 11 Nicholson St Carlton, VIC
Cost: Various costs
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