NAIDOC Week 2019

July 1st, 2019

We’re Celebrating NAIDOC Week. Join us.

This year’s theme “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’ celebrates more than 65,000 years of the Indigenous voice; a voice that shares knowledge, connects us to country and strives for true reconciliation. And, as we all know, libraries are always up for a great celebration, especially when they also offer opportunities for learning, so please join us at some special events across our libraries and in the community during the week starting July 8. 

 Koolin-ik ba Kirrip-buluk (Family and Friends) NAIDOC 2019 – Voice. Treaty. Truth. 

All children, families and community are invited to a really special event at the beautiful Royan Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne. Get the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal culture, connect to Bunurong/Boon Wurrung Country and be immersed in Indigenous language, dance, storytelling and hands on activities. There will be something for everyone, including music, wellness workshops, Indigenous dance and games, damper making, necklace craft PLUS a free BBQ!!

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
Wednesday 10 July
10.30am to 2pm 


Let’s talk reconciliation 

Celebrate the contributions and achievements Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made across our Country. For Cardinia Shire Council NAIDOC Week 2019, will also mark the launch of the Shire’s second DRAFT Reconciliation Action Plan. The community is invited to join a conversation, view the DRAFT Reconciliation Action Plan, and begin sharing ideas about it.  

This special evening will include food, discussion, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements and more. 
All ages welcome. 
RSVP: Preferred but not essential to 

Pakenham Library
Thursday 11 July
6pm to 8pm 


Celebrate NAIDOC week – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, songs and dance with Dion Drummond 

Come along to learn about the traditions of some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Dion will share engaging stories and dance, and you are sure to be in for a special experience.  

This program is provided by Communities for Children 

Cranbourne Library
Friday 12 July
10am to 11am 

Book your tickets here  



Storytime Sessions 


NAIDOC Children’s Story time 

Enjoy Dreamtime stories and Craft at Bunjil Place Library. 

All welcome. 

Bunjil Place Library
Tuesday 9 July
11am to 11.45am 


Celebrating NAIDOC Week Story time 

Help us celebrate NAIDOC at the library by sharing in the story Wilam created by Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy
Pakenham Library
Thursday 11 July
2pm to 3pm