Celebrate NAIDOC Week at The Rocks
This year's NAIDOC Week celebration - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! - is an appeal for systemic change and a call to keep rallying around mobs, Elders and communities. Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
Admire artworks created by local students inspired by this year's NAIDOC week theme.
Get creative and make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander badges while learning about the local history of The Rocks and NAIDOC week.
Learn the ancient art of weaving with the expert artists and craftsmen from Milan Dhiiyaan.
Relax on cosy bean bags in heritage surrounds and enjoy a screening of The Final Quarter, Wed 13 July 7.30pm.
Aboriginal Guides will guide participants as they explore the local Aboriginal History of the area and take a journey through the rights and freedoms of First Nations Australians.
Join MCA Leader Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Initiatives, Keith Munro, in a panel discussion focusing on the theme of NAIDOC Week 2022
Step up and let the words flow as part of the MCA’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. Young and emerging poets and spoken word performers are invited to join an open mic session in the MCA Collection galleries.
Teach yourself the basics of a variety of Aboriginal languages with these downloadable language sheets. Ever wondered how someone said hello 65,000 years ago? Learn the basics of the revitalised languages of the First Nations of Australia with these downloadable resources.
Occupation: Native is an Aboriginal Film that aims to engage all Australians in a national conversation about Australian history and what has been missing from our history books.
First Nations inspired shopping
Indigenous inspired eats
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are renowned for their frequent and skilful use of fire - in cooking, keeping warm and controlling their environments. Pony Dining knows a thing or two about fire too, using it to add a touch of flavour to every single dish on their menu. Try their kangaroo tartare with artichoke chips and pepper sauce.
Try traditional indigenous meats like kangaroo and crocodile prepared in a non-traditional way on Aussie pizzas at the iconic Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks. We recommend washing it down with an Aussie craft beer!
In a subterranean heritage space just off George Street, you’ll find The Doss House, one of Sydney’s leading whiskey bars. Grab a dram and try their Native Platter, which includes kangaroo prosciutto, wild boar salami, blue cheddar, bush chutney and native fruits & nuts.
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