Topic: Bungaree Indigenous Performance Group

Twenty three Indigenous Australians graduate from the first Navy-run Defence Indigenous Development Program

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The graduates of the first Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) celebrate by throwing their caps in the air at the end of their graduation ceremony, held at HMAS Cairns, Qld.

Twenty three young men and women Navy recruits graduated from the Defence Indigenous Development Program North Queensland at a ceremony held at HMAS Cairns earlier this week.

Indigenous performers 'proud to be Navy' at NAIDOC Awards

Published on by CMDR Steve Dunning (author), Pat Brunet/Event Photos Australia (photographer)

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.

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.

New Chief of Navy takes command

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Mr Steve Dent (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy. (photo: Steve Dent)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN takes the salute for the last time as Chief of Navy.

Over 500 Royal Australian Navy personnel farewelled the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs and welcomed their new leader Vice Admiral Tim Barrett in an official ceremony at Sir Thomas Blamey Square in Canberra today.

Torres Straits doctor enjoying Navy career

Published on by LCDR Tracey Bellerby (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Darwin's Medical Officer, Lieutenant Beimop Tapim, RAN, conducts a medical check of a member of ship's company.

At the age of 18, Lieutenant Beimop ‘BJ’ Tapim joined the Royal Australian Navy from Mer Island, Torres Straits as a Medical Assistant. He followed in the footsteps of his parents both of whom served with the Navy.