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On Wednesday, Souths Cares will hold a unique community event at Heffron Park, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Souths Cares Indigenous Mentor Rhys Wesser, said that the National Aborigines and Islanders Day observance is celebrated not only by Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

“NAIDOC week is a great opportunity for the South Sydney community to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community,” said Rhys.

“This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is “We all Stand on Sacred Ground” which recognises and celebrates the truth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ have a unique and timeless connection to land.

“Many places in our local region have traditional names and dreaming stories and Souths Cares would like to encourage everyone to learn more Indigenous history, their meaning and the unique relationship they have to the traditional custodians.

“That is why Souths Cares and the Rabbitohs have arranged for a number of cultural activities to take place on the day.

“Activities include traditional Welcome to Country, basket weaving, dance, shell workshop, art workshop and cultural talks.

“Souths Cares welcomes all members of community to join with us to celebrate NAIDOC, learn more about Indigenous culture and to show your support of community.

“Community members can access limited transport services from Redfern and Yarra Bay which has been provided free of charge by Souths Cares.”

The details of the event are as follows:

Time:           11.00am – 3.00pm

Date:            Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Venue:         Heffron Park, (Cnr Fitzgeral Ave & Robey Street)

Transport:   Redfern (265 Chalmers St) Yarra Bay (Yarra Rec Reserve)

Departing Time: 10.30am           

Click here to download the event flyer.

Acknowledgement of Country

South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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