It’s been an eventful and empowering NAIDOC Day, with children and adults alike enjoying a day of eating, yarning, basket weaving, singing, dancing, body art, crafts, sports and games.
The best part of the day was that so many people turned up – not only community members, but staff and students from the local schools including, Wallerawang Public, Cooerwull Public, Lithgow High School, St Patrick’s, Lithgow Public and Zig Zag Primary School.
“It was a wonderful day of sharing and cultural exchange for the whole community. And of course the sun stayed out all day for us”, said Mayor Maree Statham. “The NAIDOC Committee has once again done some fantastic work and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for next year. Thank you everyone who came to make it a great day!” continued Mayor Maree Statham.
Lithgow City Council would like to acknowledge the following organisations and individuals for working to make NAIDOC Day 2015 such a great success: Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation, Lithgow High School, Lithgow Primary School, Centennial Coal, Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre, Lithgow Community Projects, and of course, Leila Constable for an outstanding effort with the face-painting.
Celebrating and recognising the contributions of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents forms part of Councils Caring for our Community Strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.
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