Colony 47’s annual NAIDOC Week event in Deloraine has grown rapidly over the last three years from a small group of 40 community members to 400 local people gathering to celebrate Tasmanian Aboriginal culture.
Colony 47’s Aboriginal Community Pathways Program partnered with the Meander Valley Council, Deloraine House and the Deloraine Trade Training Centre to raise awareness around the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through language and song.
The event, held on the banks of the Meander River, began with a welcome to country, spoken in palawa kani – the reconstructed language of today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal people and ended with a gathering at Deloraine House for the cultural feast.
The chefs from the Deloraine Trade Training Centre worked with community members to create the feast of mutton bird, kangaroo patties and rabbit stew for everyone to explore and enjoy.
For more information please contact Martin Hay, Community Pathways Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org