2012 NAIDOC Week

At Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Past Event: 1 July 2012 to 8 July 2012

2012 NAIDOC Week

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Bunjilaka is celebrating NAIDOC Week with performances, activities and a brand new exhibition.

NAIDOC celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Come to Bunjilaka and experience the talented and vibrant Aboriginal culture we have in Victoria.

Ron Murray Performances
Hear the sounds of a didgeridoo as played by one of the world’s most accomplished players. Listen and enjoy as Ron shares with us stories of Victoria’s First Peoples, and the sounds of one of the world’s most ancient instruments.Ron Murray is a Wemba Wemba man (Swan Hill area) living at Yapeen, near Castlemaine, in Central Victoria. Ron has an international reputation as a didgeridoo soloist, having performed widely in Australia, and also in America, Jordan, Canada and New Zealand. 
1-2 July and 5-8 July
11.30am, 1pm, 2pm (30 minutes)

The Connies
Meet the Connies, Melbourne’s famous tram conductors as they roam through Melbourne Museum all through NAIDOC Week. A collective of tram conductors, performers, educators, ecologists and nature lovers, the Connies entertain, educate and inform, creating and distributing beautifully crafted collectable swap-cards that bring environmental, social, historic and cultural themes to your community.
2-6 July
11am – 3pm

Bunjil’s Bullroarers
Come and learn about a fascinating tool and instrument, used by Aboriginal people for many thousands of years. Discover how the bullroarer was used for both music and communication and make and decorate your own to take home and enjoy.
1-8 July
11am – 3pm

Boorun’s Canoe
Boorun’s Canoe is an exhibition telling the story of how Senior Gunai/Kurnai Elder Uncle Albert Mullett taught his grandson, Steaphan Paton, and other young men in his family, to build a bark canoe. Through objects, photography and film, the exhibition shows an age-old tradition that has been practiced for many years by the Gunai/Kurnai people of Gippsland.
6 July – 4 November