Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021

06 Jul 2021

George Town Council were thrilled to have once again celebrated NAIDOC Week with , Welcome to Country, Flag Raising and Smoking Ceremony in the front of the Memorial Hall in Macquarie Street at 10am on Monday 5th July, in partnership with George Town’s local Indigenous community.

The NAIDOC Week theme for 2021 is Heal Country! – calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. More information HERE

George Town Council would like to thank everyone who attended as we embark on our Reconciliation journey with our Indigenous community. We would like to especially thank Susan Long from South George Town Primary School and member of Future Impact Group, for helping co-ordinate the Welcome to Country, Smoking and the Flag Raising Ceremony. Susan spoke genuinely about the NAIDOC Theme for 2021– Heal Country giving us in sight into her own experience and life journey.

Councillor Greg Dawson said “Council is progressing a number of initiatives that recognise places of significance for the First Nations People, in particularly their integral connection to country these places hold for our Aboriginal population past and present” as he  responded on behalf of Council and its Reconciliation Action Plan 2021.

We would also like to thank

  • Councillor Peter Parkes who was Master of Ceremonies
  • Lulu Long presented the palawa peoples Welcome to Country
  • Councillor Greg Dawson
  • Charlotte, Daisy and Harry Long for the Raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

Both the Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal flags will be raised at Memorial Hall in honour of recognising NAIDOC Week for 2021

More information about NAIDOC week can be found on their website