Judy Atkinson reads Edward the Emu to young shoppers in the Palm Centre.
Judy Atkinson reads Edward the Emu to young shoppers in the Palm Centre.

Coffs supports NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week has always carried great importance and significance to indigenous Australians but never before has it been so widely supported in Coffs Harbour.

The main reason for this, organisers say, is because this week’s celebration is riding the momentum of the highly successful Aboriginal cultural event the Saltwater Freshwater Festival staged in the Botanic Garden on Australia Day.

Already this week, there have been flag-raising ceremonies, the NAIDOC Week Awards, art workshops, story-telling and other community celebrations of Aboriginal culture and identity.

Today the NAIDOC Week activities continue with a book reading for children on the top floor of the Palms Shopping centre.

Renowned Aboriginal ambassador and one-time South Sydney Rabbitoh David Peachey will join former South’s team-mate Beau Champion to entertain the kids from 12pm-2pm.



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