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NAIDOC Week 2020

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.

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Poetry and Prose in Conversation

Monday 9 November, 10:30am – 12pm
via Zoom

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.   

Click here to book your place!

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Science and Innovation

Monday 9 November, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
via Zoom

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+

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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. 

This event will be streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.  Tune in on the day to watch!

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Meet Astronomer Karlie Noon

Thursday 12 November, 5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Ages 7-15

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! 

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Storytime with Aunty Fay Muir

Friday 13 November, 11:00am – 12:00pm
 
Gather the family and join us for a special Zoom storytime for NAIDOC Week 2020. Come and listen as Boonwurrung and Wamba Wamba Elder, Aunty Fay shares stories with us around the theme of family and the important place that family holds in First Nations culture.  Sing, listen and gather as we celebrate NAIDOC Week.