Alpha Company, the 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR), took part in the South Australian community of Victor Harbor’s NAIDOC Week celebrations.
A shield has been installed at Ranger Barracks near Ballarat, Victoria, to honour the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men and women who have served in the 8th/7th Battalion, Royal Victorian Regiment.
Soldiers and visitors to the Puckapunyal Military Area will benefit from a yarning circle, which was opened by Indigenous Elder Aunty Joanne from the local Taungurung Land and Waters Council during last year’s NAIDOC Week activities.
A prestigious Air Force NAIDOC Week award has become a family affair, with the wife of last year’s winner receiving the 2020 award.
A posting to NUSHIP Supply caused some personal conflict for Able Seaman Jahlaya Weazal, but also provided an opportunity to establish the on-board philosophy of ‘one ship, many stories’.
Personnel at RAAF Base Edinburgh have been able to identify almost 30 Indigenous South Australian veterans in a project that aims to recognise their service.
A didgeridoo competition at the mess and flights for members of the local Indigenous community, many of whom had never flown before, were among the activities held to celebrate NAIDOC Week at RAAF Base Amberley.
Warrant Officer Stephen Weaver said NAIDOC Week provided an opportunity to celebrate the rich culture of Indigenous people.
Traditional Indigenous artefacts were on display at RAAF Base Williamtown to celebrate NAIDOC Week.