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NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill House & Farm - FREE Entry

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Celebrate Indigenous storytelling, song, dance, art & music
Photo (c) James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Sydney Living Museums celebrates NAIDOC Week with a FREE family event at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 14 July.

This free family-friendly day celebrates NAIDOC: Voice. Treaty. Truth at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Darug country - home to Darug peoples for thousands of years.

Photo (c) James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

The day's jam-packed program connects visitors to local culture through storytelling, song, dance, art and music.

Celebrations begin at 10am with a traditional Welcome to Country, led by Darug woman, Leanne Watson and a smoking ceremony by Nulungu Dreaming.

Photo (c) James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Visitors can experience the Aboriginal people's long connection with the land through song and dance with Nulungu Dreaming and acclaimed singer and poet, Gumaroy Newman.

Paint your own boomerang using traditional colours and techniques with Muru Mittigar's cultural team. Also, join in the yarning circle or learn the traditional ways of weaving.

Photo (c) James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Learn to speak some words in Darug in the language cultural workshop in the 1888 schoolhouse, wander through the historic Rouse Hill House or learn more about the Indigenous stories of the site.

Enjoy a bush tucker lunch from Kallico Catering and coffee from Nomadic Cafe.

In keeping with the theme of the day, come and experience the historic Rouse Hill House throughout the day.

NAIDOC Week at Rouse Hill House & Farm is FREE and all are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register your interest here.

For more information on the event and to plan your visit, please see

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When: Sun 14 July, 10am–4pm
Where: Rouse Hill House & Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill NSW 2155 / Free parking, enter via Guntawong Road
Cost: Free entry
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