NAIDOC WEEK - Inaugural Flag Raising Ceremony
10 Nov 2020
George Town Council were thrilled to have celebrated NAIDOC Week 2020 with our inaugural Flag Raising Ceremony and Welcome to Country at the front of the Memorial Hall in Macquarie Street at 11am on Monday 9th November, 2020.
The NAIDOC Week theme for 2020 is Always Was, Always Will Be. The theme recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. The theme invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.
George Town Council would like to thank everyone who attended at this significant event, as we embark on our Reconciliation journey with our Aboriginal community. We would like to especially thank Susan Long (South George Town Primary School and and member of Future Impact Group) for co-ordinating the childern who helped with the Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and the Flag Raising.
- Councillor Peter Parkes opened the Ceremony
- Welcome to Country was presented by Cody, Kai, Kobi, Lulu, Leshea and Leilani
- Address by Mayor Greg Kieser
- Raising of th Flag by Charlotte, Daisy and Harry
More information about NAIDOC week can be found on their website HERE