Topic: NAIDOC Week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 13, 2020 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.
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.
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.
July 12, 2019 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.
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.
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
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.