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Tag: NAIDOC Week

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.

Minmi students feature in online exhibition

Three students from Minmi Public School have been lucky enough to feature in an online exhibition after they submitted artworks to a statewide challenge. Year 5 student Lily Dollin and Year 6...

Celebrating Aboriginal knowledge, culture

Aboriginal occupation of Australia stretches back more than 65,000 years, with its ancient past bringing a wealth of knowledge and culture. But this year’s theme for NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will...

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...

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...

Black Divaz on show for NAIDOC Week

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, traditional NAIDOC Week celebrations are on hold for this year. Hunter Primary Care, however, has come up with an alternative option, and is hosting a private screening...

Painting stories for a living

Jasmine Craciun has been painting for as long as she can remember. The now 22-year-old first picked up a paintbrush when she was a child to tell stories. “I have been painting all of...