Topic: Events

Adelaide celebrates NAIDOC Week

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

L-R: Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef William Nicolaidis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Teneille Francis; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Hudson Anu; former Deputy Officer of the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Lieutenant Commander Richard Unwin; and Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaylin Coleman stand on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020 off the Queensland coast.

Indigenous sailors in HMAS Adelaide will be swapping stories and celebrating their culture with the rest of the ship’s company to mark NAIDOC Week, 8-15 November.

Indigenous crew member reaps rewards of life at sea

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis is currently deployed on Operation ARGOS as part of HMAS Arunta's crew.

One of HMAS Arunta’s Indigenous crew members, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis, is relishing his time on a busy regional deployment throughout east Asia.

Chance meeting leads to cultural awakening

Published on by POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs, Lieutenant Damian Briggs, at Reconciliation Place, Canberra.

While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.

Drizzle cannot dampen spirits

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Damian Briggs (author)

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra. (photo: )

Staff Officer Navy Indigenous Affairs Lieutenant Damian Briggs, left, and Navy Indigenous Champion Commodore Mal Wise participate in a smoking ceremony in Barton, Canberra.

Rain did not dampen the desire for the Canberra community and Navy representatives to come together during NAIDOC Week at a public smoking ceremony at National Circuit in Barton.

Sharing culture key to building Navy’s community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW. (photo: LSIS Thomas Sawtell)

L-R: Royal Australian Navy sailors Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jahlaya Weazel; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Braydon Bux; Seaman Gap Year Josh Agland; Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Saje Wilson; and Petty Officer Cryptological Systems Supervisor Thai-Britney Demos on the Welcome to the Country Tour at La Perouse, NSW.

During NAIDOC Week, Navy people in Sydney from all backgrounds were offered the hands-on opportunity to learn about native sustenance and pharmaceuticals from an Indigenous expert.

Parramatta hosts interactive NAIDOC celebrations

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Tanalee Smith and MIDN Jack Meadows (author), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez)

Indigenous artist William Barton and Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Jordon Bradshaw celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020 by playing the Song 'Remembrance' on their didgeridoos onboard HMAS Parramatta, in Sydney.

The ship’s company of HMAS Parramatta participated in a solemn and interactive morning learning more about Indigenous culture in an event commemorating NAIDOC Week 2020.

Keeping up with traditions

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author)

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings). (photo: )

Winners of the 2020 Navy Week golf day competition with Commanding Officer HMAS Moreton, Commander Gerald Savvakis at HMAS Moreton, Brisbane. (This event was held in accordance with Queensland State Government regulations on public gatherings).

In keeping with annual traditions, Navy Week celebrations got off to a swing with the annual golf day and HMAS Moreton church service.

Navy Engineer humbled by award

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author and photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy receives the phone call advising that she has won the Engineering category in the Australian Defence Magazine's Women in Defence Awards 2020. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy receives the phone call advising that she has won the Engineering category in the Australian Defence Magazine's Women in Defence Awards 2020.

The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Women in Defence Awards ceremony was live-streamed around the country last week as finalists gathered at various events in front of televisions, phones and computer screens to hear the winners announced.

Encouraging STEM achieves award nomination

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Deputy Platform Systems Sustainment Manager Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy speaks with students from Mercedes College at the Submarine Recruiting Team presentation as part of National Science Week held at Mercedes College in Perth, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Deputy Platform Systems Sustainment Manager Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy speaks with students from Mercedes College at the Submarine Recruiting Team presentation as part of National Science Week held at Mercedes College in Perth, WA.

Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group features in the final of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

A passion for people

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Director Navy People and Career Management Agency, Captain Tish van Stralen, who received a Judge’s Special Mention in the Project Management category of the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Awards 2020. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Director Navy People and Career Management Agency, Captain Tish van Stralen, who received a Judge’s Special Mention in the Project Management category of the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Awards 2020.

Captain Tish van Stralen, Director Navy People Career Management Agency, features in the fourth of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.