National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week from 5 – 12 July 2015 is a celebration and recognition of the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. The theme for NAIDOC Week 2015 is: ‘We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate’.
This theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ deep spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.
I encourage everyone to embrace the opportunity to engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culture, and reflect upon and acknowledge the unique contribution of our first peoples to our State and nation.
In the morning, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, received The Honourable Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President of the NSW Court of Appeal, and an Administrator of the State. Later, His Excellency and Mrs Hurley hosted...