NAIDOC Week at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

30 Oct 2020
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Always Was, Always Will Be.

NAIDOC Week (8-15 November) recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. It is about seeing, hearing and learning the First Nations’ long history of this country. A history that dates back thousands of generations.

This week celebrates that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet in Australia and recognises that their sovereignty was never ceded.

Join us for the following events at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries for NAIDOC Week.

Welcome to Country with Wurundjeri Elders and Storytelling with Aunty Irene

  • Saturday 7 November
  • 11.00am to 11.45am
  • Join on Zoom 

We pay our respects to the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people and Elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge their ongoing connection to the land, waters and culture. A Wurundjeri Elder  will provide a  Welcome to Country to launch our NAIDOC Week activities, then Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Elder Aunty Irene uses poetry and story to talk about life experiences and the way they affect us.


Storytime & Craft with Aunty Daphne (3 – 8 years)

  • Friday 13 November
  • 11.00am to 11.30am
  • Join on Zoom

Mullum Mullum Elder Aunty Daphne will share Dreamtime stories and a simple craft as we celebrate NAIDOC Week. Zoom invitations will be sent via email prior to the session. Register online, places limited.