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Bilingual media release - Fun for all ages at NAIDOC in the City

From hip hop workshops to weaving sessions and earth oven treats, there’s ways for everyone to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the heart of Sydney this July.

The annual NAIDOC in the City event features music, food and art in Hyde Park on Saturday 13 July and is sponsored by the City of Sydney.

People of all ages can enjoy live performances by Indigenous artists, join in the dance circle, taste treats from the earth oven or visit the marketplace for local art, craft and produce.

Active kids will enjoy traditional and hip hop dance workshops and sports including Indigenous games, basketball, netball and hockey. More crafty kids can take part in face painting, paperbark canoe making, weaving and visual art sessions.

Kids can meet and learn about Australian animals and learn songs and dances from local cultural educators.

“We recognise the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as custodians who have nurtured this land for tens of thousands of years and have an indelible connection to country,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“NAIDOC in the City is a wonderful opportunity to experience the richness of the world’s oldest living cultures in an exciting and engaging way.

NAIDOC stands for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. Its origins go back to the emergence of campaigning Aboriginal groups in the 1920s, who sought to increase awareness of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians in the wider community.

This year’s national NAIDOC Week theme ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future’ reflects the three key elements set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

“Our local area is home to many important individual and community voices, striving for improved health, housing, education and legal outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This year’s theme reminds us that acknowledging our shared past helps us lay the groundwork for a future that embraces all Australians.

“It’s so important that we teach kids about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as well as listen to what young people want for Australia in years to come. We hope to see you and your family there.”

A detailed program will be available closer to the event at

NAIDOC in the City is produced by  

Learn more about NAIDOC Week at

NAIDOC in the City
When:    11am to 3pm, Saturday 13 July
Where:   Hyde Park, Sydney
Cost:       Free

For media inquiries or images, contact Roxanne Macara and Claire Thompson.
Phone 0438 554 640 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Anusha Muller
Phone 0408 494 545 or email

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      今年7月悉尼将安排系列文化活动,利用嘻哈、土著民族传统烹饪方式 —— 地灶(earth oven)等多样形式让人们有机会亲密接触澳大利亚土著和托雷斯海峡岛民族(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) 文明深邃。

       悉尼市政府备受欢迎的年度国家土著历史与文化悉尼庆典(NAIDOC in the City)将在7月13日星期六于市中心海德公园(Hyde Park)亮相。届时,热歌劲舞、饕餮美食、精彩文艺都将轮番登场。




      悉尼市市长Clover Moore说:“千百年来,澳大利亚土著和托雷斯海峡岛民族都是这片土地的看护者,他们与每寸泥土都有着不朽的交融,我们应向他们独有的地位致敬。”


      “NAIDOC”一词,原指‘澳大利亚国家土著和托雷斯海峡岛民族纪念日委员会(National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee)’,后演变为澳大利亚国家土著历史与文化周,源于上世纪20年代土著民族权益拥护群体发起提升对该民族社会地位和待遇等全民意识的呼吁。

      本届庆典的主题为“发言权. 协定. 事实. 共创美好未来(Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future)”,该主题体现了《乌鲁鲁声明(Uluru Statement from the Heart)》中的三大元素。 该声明是全国土著民族一致共识在宪法中明文表示对原著民族历史、文明、权益和地位等立场的认可。






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      时间:    7月13日星期六 上午11点至下午3点
      地点:    悉尼市海德公园
      入场:    免费

媒体信息或图片,请联系Lulu Shen
电话0467 760 604或邮件

采访市长Clover Moore, 请联系Anusha Muller
电话0408 494 545或邮件