Topic: NAIDOC Week

'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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

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.

NAIDOC Week honoured at Australian War Memorial

Published on by CPL Aaron Curran (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.  (photo: Lauren Larking)

The Catafalque Party in position around the Armistice Stone at the Western Entrance of the Australian War Memorial.

Past and present members of the Australian Defence Force came together at the Australian War Memorial on 9 July to honour Indigenous personnel who have served and fought in 'Defence of Country' - the theme for this year’s NAIDOC celebrations.

NAIDOC Week at Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), MIDN Matthew Rae (author), MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio (photographer), MIDN Jennifer Hall (photographer)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on. (photo: MIDN Gabrielle Anastasio)

Lieutenant Nat Davies conducts a safety brief as Executive Officer HMAS Creswell Commander Tish van Stralen looks on.

Children from Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community, Jervis Bay, had a surprise from aloft this week when a Squirrel helicopter from 723 Squadron (HMAS Albatross) and personnel from HMAS Creswell dropped in for a visit.

NAIDOC Week in the west

Published on by LEUT Samantha Dudley (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Zac Pitt, prepares to hoist the Torres Strait Island flag during colours ceremony on board HMAS Stirling, with other members of Stirling and families to signify the commencement of NAIDOC Week.

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

Navy speaks at NAIDOC week celebrations

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Kristy Brown from HMAS Albatross speaks at the NAIDOC Week Launch at Shoalhaven Council Administration Centre.

Able Seaman Kristy Brown of HMAS Albatross was a guest speaker at the launch of Shoalhaven City Council’s NAIDOC celebrations this week.