Always Was, Always Will Be
Unfortunately, this year's NAIDOC Week celebrations, which were due to take place from 5 to 12 July 2020, have been postponed for the health and safety of our community. For more information on this decision please see: www.naidoc.org.au
However, we still wanted to find a way to mark this important occasion and find a way to bring our community together this NAIDOC Week, so we've put together some videos and resources for our community to enjoy.
We will also be holding an intimate flag-raising ceremony with local Aboriginal elders and Council Representatives, this event is closed to the community. For more information on this event please call our Events Team on: 9710 0333
We hope NAIDOC will be back bigger and better as soon as it's safe for our community - either later this year or early next year.
Video 1 -
We caught up with Aunt Deanna and she shared with us a favourite memory from a NAIDOC week gone by, and it was one of our favourite moments too!
Here is a snippet of a song sung by Col hardy reminding us all that, 'I am, you are, we are Australian'
Video 2 -
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the word Cronulla?
Aunt Deanna shares the Aboriginal meaning with us.
Sutherland Shire has a long-standing and significant history. The original inhabitants of this area, which is now known as the Sutherland Shire, were clans of the Dharawal language group. There is evidence of Aboriginal settlement dating back between 8,000 and 9,000 years ago.
Click to view a brief history of Council's on-going relationship with our First Nations people