Tagged: Aboriginal

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Wingecarribee

June 26, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

NAIDOC Flag Raising 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are inviting the community to join them as they celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week activities. Celebrations start with the raising of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at Council’s Moss Vale Civic Centre at 10am on Monday 3 July. As a testament...

Council hosts Aboriginal Community Art project

May 22, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc.

In 1967 Australians voted overwhelmingly to amend the constitution to include Aboriginal people in the Census. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic occasion, Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Wingecarribee Reconciliation Group Inc. will be hosting a Community Art Project. Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer Melissa Wiya spoke about the ramifications of the Referendum...

Council supports NAIDOC School Initiatives

December 5, 2016Posted in: Community, Events

NAIDOC School Initiatives 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council was proud to support the 2016 NAIDOC Week School Initiative Competition. The initiatives were coordinated by Koori Kids in partnership with the NSW State Government Departments of Education, Health, Education and Communities NSW, Aboriginal Affairs NSW and Transport for NSW. “These activities aim to promote awareness, respect and harmony within school communities,” said...

New locality signs unveiled

November 15, 2016Posted in: Roads and Assets

In an effort to improve reporting details for Emergency Services, Wingecarribee Shire Council is rolling out a series of new locality signs which define the borders of localities across the Shire. The new signs also recognise local Indigenous history by including the name of the Aboriginal Country which has been used by Aboriginal people for...

NAIDOC Week celebrations for Wingecarribee Shire

July 2, 2015Posted in: Community, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community will officially kick off NAIDOC Week celebrations with a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in Moss Vale from 10am on Monday 6 July. Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held outside the Council Civic...