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Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud: Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum 2 mins read

The Australian National Maritime Museum will be kicking off NAIDOC Week 2024 with a Family Fun Day on Sunday July 7th, honouring the theme for 2024, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’.


NAIDOC Week gives all Australians a chance to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Visit the Museum to celebrate the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth, explore stories and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and learn more about the traditional owners of the land and waters of our nation.


The Museum will host a jam-packed day full of cultural activities for all ages, including artmaking activities, dance workshops with Bangarra Dance Theatre, storytelling and more.


See the full program below.


Ben Lexcen Terrace Forecourt
11am – Smoking ceremony and acknowledgement of country

Terrace Room
10.30am- 4pm – NAIDOC facepainting and drop-in activities in Kids on Deck
                                   Make a model nawi (canoe), design a badge to celebrate NAIDOC, and learn to make
                                    a woven ghost net sea creature
11.30am- Stories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis - Session 1
12.45pm- Stories and Live art with Charmaine Ledden-Lewis - Session 2

Ben Lexcen Terrace Performance area
12pm – Session 1- Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre (families session,
                                       recommended for kids 4-12 yrs)
1pm – Session 2 -  Kids Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre
                                      (families session, recommended for kids 4-12 yrs)
2pm – Session 3 - Open-age- Dance workshop with artists from Bangarra Dance Theatre
                                      (Open age session, recommended for visitors ages 13- adult)

12pm – 3.30pm – Drop-in artmaking workshops with Dharawal artist Sara Campbell

Museum Shop
11am – 3pm – Tea tastings – Drop in for a taste-test of our new range of Mabu Mabu teas

Bamal Yarning Space
All day – Catch a screening of Barani a story that stretches back thousands of years, exploring themes of humanity, compassion and connection.

Museum foyer
10.30am – 11.30am and 2-3pm – Drop-in and explore touchable artefacts from our education collection at the Cabinet of Curiosities – Saltwater Stories



Images and videos available here: NAIDOC Week 24


For further information please contact:
Alex Gonzalez               M: 0401 545 778    


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