PHOTOS: Celebrating Country

Stepping Black invited artists and artisans to lead workshops for the day's visitors. Pictures: Contributed

The North Burnett community showed their support for NAIDOC Week celebrating with an afternoon jam-packed with cultural activities.

The community turned out in droves for the Indigenous Wellbeing Centre’s 2021 North Burnett NAIDOC Cultural Celebration held at the Lions Park in Gayndah on Saturday 17 July.

After a Welcome to Country by Wakka Wakka Elder Clem Shadford, there were three hours of non-stop celebrations including didgeridoo, a bullroarer competition, clapstick play-off, and a boomerang throwing display and tuition.

While the wind was brisk on the sunny day, the barbeque also was kept busy with the IWC team cooking up a storm – a delicious kangaroo burger was served up as part of a Bush Tucker feast which also included homemade damper with golden syrup and lemon myrtle muffins.

A NAIDOC 2021 cake, cut as part of the event, was a sweet treat and a rolling raffle also was a big hit.

Other activities included boomerang and clapstick painting, beading, and displays of language, art symbols and artefacts. Donated knitted blankets, beanies and jumpers also were provided to the community.