We are coming to the end of NAIDOC week, but there are still some events being held over the weekend in Victoria.
The theme, ‘Because of Her We Can’ is a powerful shout out to the “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.”
Upcoming Events around Victoria
Indigenous Literature Week : Sunday, July 8, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day)
Indigenous Literature Week aims to encourage people to read books by Indigenous authors and to promote their work.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the Y Water Discovery Centre : Sunday, July 8, 2018 – 09:00 to Sunday, July 15, 2018 – 12:30
Wumindjika. Welcome. Come, learn and celebrate the history and culture of the Taungurung people, the traditional owners of the lands that the Y Water Discovery Centre was built on.
At the side of one of Melbourne’s oldest industrial landmarks, a new artwork tracing the history of the country’s oldest inhabitants will be unveiled. As part of NAIDOC Week– Melbourne Central is proudly launching its latest artwork commission, Kulin Mural, by Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara and Barkindji artist Josh Muir.
On a dig in the Australian outback, archaeologist Dr. Jacqueline Black unearths a mystical skull from a hidden mass grave. It talismanically transforms her into arse-kicking indigenous superhero Blackie Blackie Brown. Her mission: to track down every last descendant of the men who killed her ancestors and have her revenge. It ain’t about forgiveness. It ain’t about reconciliation. This is about Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death. The unstoppable Nakkiah Lui (Blaque Showgirls, ABC’s Black Comedy) and Declan Greene (Calpurnia Descending) team up with Barkindji, Birri-Gubba illustrator Emily Johnson and digital animation studio Oh Yeah Wow. The result is a hilarious live-action bad-arse blaxploitation superhero comic book that will have you baying for blood.
Join us for a traditional Welcome to Country delivered by our Traditional Owners, followed by a Smoking Ceremony and stay on for afternoon tea provided by The Mission Caters from Uniting Prahran. There will be performances by local musicians and an exhibition of artwork created by local school children. More information: stonnington.vic.gov.au
Colony: Frontier Wars : Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 10:00 to Sunday, September 2, 2018 – 17:00