Family fun for NAIDOC celebrations in Beaudesert

More than 1200 people joined in on the family fun celebrations for NAIDOC day in Beaudesert on Saturday, July 1.

Mununjali Housing and Development Company hosted the free event in Jubilee Park and organiser Jermayne Williams said it was the largest crowd they had ever seen. 

“We are very grateful to see so much support from our community,” he said.

“With Eat Local Week events happening as well we welcomed lots of travellers to the region who stayed for the performances.

“Crowds like this just show that everyone wants to continue moving forward and celebrate our nation.”

Wagga Torres Strait Islander dance company, Nunukul Yuggera aboriginal dance troupe and Goat Track Theatre all provided live entertainment on the day.

Children were able to try dancing and painting along with other cultural activities provided by local service groups.

Mr Williams said this was a great way to break down barriers and provide information to parents and carers in a social setting.

Mununjali Housing staff also selected the first recipients of the NAIDOC community achievement awards.

“Artist Kim Williams and student Jacob Currie received their awards as they have both achieved highly in their various passions,” Mr Williams said.

“We want to recognise good role models with these new awards.”