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Support for Australia Day event leading the way

Australia Day is a date on our calendar that has caused much debate throughout the country, but an event in Newcastle is leading the way in flipping how we view the occasion. Held...

Kelvin Kong honoured as Newcastle’s Citizen of the Year

Australia’s first recognised indigenous surgeon and a passionate advocate for health equality, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been honoured as City of Newcastle’s Citizen of the Year 2021. When he’s not tending to patients at his Broadmeadow...

University of Newcastle launches new speech pathology scholarship

A new University of Newcastle scholarship is aiming to provide educational opportunities to Indigenous scholars going into the field of speech pathology. The scholarship will provide students with $12,000 over a three-year period,...

Breaking down barriers facing Indigenous researchers

The University of Newcastle has launched a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates to help address some of the barriers facing Indigenous researchers.  Founded with support from the Australian...

Acclaimed surgeon wins prestigious award

Australia's first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

Indigenous storytelling in spotlight for NAIDOC Week

A podcast series exploring the storytelling traditions of our local Aboriginal communities was launched today as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.  Produced through City of Newcastle's Libraries in support of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, Newcastle’s First Storytellers: Always Was, Always Will Be highlights the region’s rich Indigenous culture and history.  Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said through the...

Manning completes historic Indigenous marathon

A Hunter resident says he is still on a high after completing a unique midnight marathon at Simpsons Gap in the Northern Territory. The event was organised by the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF),...

Paying tribute to Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team

Aussie country singer Matt Scullion has livestreamed his new single today, just in time for NAIDOC Week. 1868 tells the story of the nation's first Aboriginal cricket team, which travelled to England...