A number of activities and events have been organised within the Bundaberg Region to mark NAIDOC Week, which will take place from this Sunday across the region.
The Bundaberg and District NAIDOC Committee will present a series of free community events including an awards night at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, cultural sports day and more.
NAIDOC week provides an opportunity for Aboriginal culture to be shared with a multi-cultural society.
The theme for NAIDOC 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and is a call to action to bring about systemic change while rallying around the community.
A number of key events during NAIDOC week include:
The Drover’s Wife
The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, starring Goa, Gunggari, Wakka Wakka Murri woman Leah Purcell (lead actor, writer, director, co-producer), tells the story of heavily pregnant Molly Johnson, whose husband is away droving cattle, leaving her on their remote Snowy Mountains homestead to care for their four children.
When she meets Yadaka, an Aboriginal man on the run from police, both are forced to confront some long-held secrets.
There are two shows, one at 10.30 am and one at 8 pm.
- 6 pm Foyer Art Exhibition
- 7 pm NAIDOC Week 2022 Awards
- 7.45 pm contemporary solo dance
- 8 pm film screening
Bookings are essential.
Bundaberg NAIDOC Cultural Sports Day
The Bundaberg PCYC will be hosting a variety of sport and recreation activities to ATSI and wider community members to engage our community, break down barriers and promote physical activity, health and wellbeing.
Meet the Legends of League, Reggie Cressbrook (North Queensland Cowboys) and Leo Dynevor (London Broncos, Newcastle Knights & Western Suburbs).
The NAIDOC March will start at the Club hotel Bourbong Street, from 9 am, progressing to Lions Park (under the bridge) where a Family Fun Day will be held.
Residents are encouraged to join the march for this year's theme “Get up! Stand up! Show up!”
NAIDOC Family Fun Day
The Family Fun Day will be held on Friday 8 July starting at 10 am in Lions Park, Queen Street, Bundaberg North.
There will be food vans, raffles, activities, cultural workshops, stalls, rides and slides and much more.
You can find the full list of NAIDOC week activities here.