We’re celebrating NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme is “Always Was, Always Will Be” Join us this November for a host of podcasts, storytimes, talks and more to recognise that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Here’s what you can look forward to over the course of the week.
Poetry and Prose in Conversation
Monday 9 November, 10:30am – 12pm
You are invited to join Aunty Rita Fisher and Aunty Anni Cockburn for a literary treat of poetry and prose as they come together in conversation, then join with them for a lively Q and A session.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Science and Innovation
Monday 9 November, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Join us as we welcome proud Gamilaraay woman, Brownwyn Cochrane for a live interactive webinar focusing on 3 amazing Australian Indigenous innovations – Fire Stick Farming, Fish Traps and Weirs (Aquaculture), and Weaving, Rope and Nets. Ages 7+
Bush Foods For The Backyard
Tuesday 10 November, 11:00am – 11:45am
Join Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Aboriginal Learning Facilitators for a virtual tour through the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens to explore and learn about common bushfood plants that you can grow in your own backyard.
Meet Astronomer Karlie Noon
Thursday 12 November, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Do you love learning about space? Want to find out what it’s like to be an astronomer? Maybe you just want to know where to begin with stargazing. Then join us online as we chat to awesome astronomer Karlie Noon! Karlie will be sharing her passion for all things outer space as well as giving us some insight into how First Nations people interacted with the stars, its sure to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Storytime with Aunty Fay Muir