GALLERY: Aboriginal history celebrated in Liverpool

Celebrating achievement: Singers and dancers from a Torres Strait Islander group known as Urban Zemadth Kes at the family fun day for NAIDOC week at Bigge Park Liverpool. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Celebrating achievement: Singers and dancers from a Torres Strait Islander group known as Urban Zemadth Kes at the family fun day for NAIDOC week at Bigge Park Liverpool. Picture: Jeff de Pasquale

Aboriginal history, culture and achievements were celebrated in Liverpool last week.

NAIDOC Week was marked with a flag-raising and smoking ceremony at Macquarie Mall before the annual street march.

The march was followed by a Family Fun Day at Bigge Park, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool from 11am to 2pm, which will include Aboriginal performances, workshops, rides, show bags, a free lunch and lucky door prizes.

Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said NAIDOC Week was an opportunity for the community to recognise the contribution of Indigenous people and cultures to Liverpool.

The theme for this year’s event was Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond, which honoured the service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women in defence of Australia in the armed forces.

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