NAIDOC on the Peninsula
Sunday 1 July 2012

NAIDOC celebrations are held all around Australia each year.

This NAIDOC Week, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Museum of Australia hosted NAIDOC on the Peninsula. It was a great day of music, performances and stalls to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The National Museum Indigenous hosts and curators conducted ochre face painting and gave tours of the First Australians gallery. The Museum Shop had their own stall selling indigenous merchandise on the Peninsula. Many families enjoyed the textile wrapping activity held inside the Hall inspired by sculptures in the First Australians gallery.

There was a great buzz on the day despite the freezing conditions with over 2500 people coming into the Museum.
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