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Families gather to celebrate our original cultures

The Port Hedland community united to celebrate NAIDOC week with a wide range of events involving everyone from police to schoolchildren to help celebrate the theme of voice, treaty and truth.

Ronald Francis, Terry Biljbu and Christopher Toby.Ronald Francis, Terry Biljbu and Christopher Toby.
Camera IconRonald Francis, Terry Biljbu and Christopher Toby.Picture: Alexander Scott

The week began with an evening of fun, music and dancing, with a concert in South Hedland last Sunday featuring traditional dances by Torres Strait Islanders and a performance by Kimberley legends the Main River Band.

Chantel Mills, Summer Kellenberg, Tiara Garlic, Vanessa Googe.Chantel Mills, Summer Kellenberg, Tiara Garlic, Vanessa Googe.
Camera IconChantel Mills, Summer Kellenberg, Tiara Garlic, Vanessa Googe.Picture: Pictures: Alexander Scott, Alexander Scott

Children at the Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre were treated to a day of fun activities including a bouncy castle and a Spinifex artist teaching the children traditional painting.

Ella Collins and Olivia Collins.Ella Collins and Olivia Collins.
Camera IconElla Collins and Olivia Collins.Picture: Alexander Scott

On Wednesday, families gathered at the Youth Investment Centre for an afternoon of face painting, kangaroo stew and boomerang painting.

Ronald Francis, Terry Biljbu, Christopher Toby and Colin Yabarllar.Ronald Francis, Terry Biljbu, Christopher Toby and Colin Yabarllar.
Camera IconRonald Francis, Terry Biljbu, Christopher Toby and Colin Yabarllar.Picture: Alexander Scott

Community members converged on Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation for an action-packed Friday taking in cultural dancing, live music and stalls

Darcey-Rae Geary, Skyla Geary and Ella-Rose Geary.Darcey-Rae Geary, Skyla Geary and Ella-Rose Geary.
Camera IconDarcey-Rae Geary, Skyla Geary and Ella-Rose Geary.Picture: Alexander Scott
Matisse Bin-Sudin, Messiah Bin-Sudin and Drayton Manuel.Matisse Bin-Sudin, Messiah Bin-Sudin and Drayton Manuel.
Camera IconMatisse Bin-Sudin, Messiah Bin-Sudin and Drayton Manuel.Picture: Alexander Scott
Tyrell Gray, Barbara Wood, Ella Leahy, Peyton GrayTyrell Gray, Barbara Wood, Ella Leahy, Peyton Gray
Camera IconTyrell Gray, Barbara Wood, Ella Leahy, Peyton Gray
Kane Wallam, Caesar Beera, June Tullock and Yatzi Beera.Kane Wallam, Caesar Beera, June Tullock and Yatzi Beera.
Camera IconKane Wallam, Caesar Beera, June Tullock and Yatzi Beera.Picture: Alexander Scott
Shirley Edwards and Latoya Edwards.Shirley Edwards and Latoya Edwards.
Camera IconShirley Edwards and Latoya Edwards.Picture: Alexander Scott

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