Topic: NAIDOC Week

HMAS Kuttabul celebrates NAIDOC Week with smoking ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Command Warrant Officer HMAS Kuttabul, Warrant Officer Mark Cooper, right, and Laurance Magick Dennis from Milan Dhiiyaan, left, take part in a smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul during NAIDOC Week 2019.

An indigenous smoking ceremony at HMAS Kuttabul has taken place to mark the end of NAIDOC Week.

Smoke, sticks and dance steps mark NAIDOC

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Royal Australian Navy's Bungaree Dance Troupe take part in a smoking ceremony conducted by Uncle Paul McLeod as a part of NAIDOC week activities held at the base precinct, HMAS Albatross.

A smoking ceremony, message sticks, energetic dancing and a positive spirit of reconciliation were the hallmarks of NAIDOC Week celebrations at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW.

Community strengthened by recognition

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA.

Navy and Army joined forces with the City of Rockingham to celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Gary Holland Community Centre near HMAS Stirling.

A time for family and to be proud

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Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas on board HMAS Parramatta.
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Seaman Electronics Technician Alan Lucas on board HMAS Parramatta.

Able Seaman Alan Lucas joined the Navy from Redland Bay in South Queensland, and is looking forward to participating in this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations.

'Aye' on Indigenous development

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rob Valler (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Director General Capability Work Stream Commodore Robert Morrison, CSC, RAN, presents graduation certificates to the graduates of the third Navy Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Director General Capability Work Stream Commodore Robert Morrison, CSC, RAN, presents graduation certificates to the graduates of the third Navy Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns.

Fifteen more Recruits from Navy's Defence Indigenous Development Program graduated on 9 July.

Cameragal Country recognised at HMAS Penguin

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Indigenous Elder Mr Laurie Bimson performs a smoking ceremony at the unveiling of the Acknowledgement of Country plaque as part of NAIDOC Week, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Indigenous Elder Mr Laurie Bimson performs a smoking ceremony at the unveiling of the Acknowledgement of Country plaque as part of NAIDOC Week, at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

An ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque was unveiled at HMAS Penguin, Mosman, today as part of ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ (NAIDOC) Week.

Connection to land and sea celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robinson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Bevan Smith from the Wiradjuri Echoes plays the Didgeridoo during the 2015 NAIDOC Week commemorative service held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Defence members and public servants came together at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 8 July to commemorate the service and sacrifice of indigenous veterans.

HMAS Cerberus Welcomes Country

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Stephen Bowater OAM, RAN (left) and Local Elder and CEO of the Boonwurrung Foundation, Aunty Carolyn Briggs, unveil the Acknowledgment of Country plaque at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

HMAS Cerberus gathered its people to recognise the traditional owners of the Cerberus land by officially unveiling an Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians plaque, observing a Welcome to Country and being part of an Indigenous smoking ceremony.

Indigenous performers 'proud to be Navy' at NAIDOC Awards

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The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia. (photo: Pat Brunet/Event Photos Australia)

The Royal Australian Navy's Indigenous Performance Troop, Bungaree, performing for guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held at the Gold Coast on 11 July 2014. Image by Event Photos Australia.

Navy’s Indigenous Performance Group Bungaree, was once again centre stage when it proudly performed before 1,200 guests at the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards, held recently at the Gold Coast, to recognise the outstanding contribution of Indigenous Australians.

Acknowledgment of Country plaque unveiled at HMAS Harman

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN and Petty Officer Kevin West unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque at HMAS Harman, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.

HMAS Harman held a small but important NAIDOC Week ceremony yesterday to unveil an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ plaque, recognising the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander service men and women who have contributed to the defence of Australia.