Celebrate NAIDOC Week at The Rocks
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Celebrate NAIDOC Week at The Rocks

Embrace First Nations' culture and learn about the Boora Birra Dreamtime Story or go on a virtual tour of The Rocks this NAIDOC week.
04 Jul 2021
11 Jul 2021

Important: NAIDOC week activities planned for 4 - 11 July will not be proceeding due to Covid restrictions.

For First Nation people, the country is more than just the land we all stand on. It’s culture, family and everything that makes us who we are.

This NAIDOC Week celebration - Heal Country - is an appeal to recognise, protect and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture for all Australians. 

Deepen your understanding of the culture by watching an Aboriginal film, learning some language or take a virtual tour.

Aboriginal Film Occupation: Native
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.
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Learn one of the oldest languages in the world
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.
Download the language sheet
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with guided virtual tours
Take a virtual tour from expert guides who will tell the real history of the Gadigal Aboriginal people.
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First Nations inspired shopping

Indigenous art at the MCA Store
Buy original and replica works from some of Australia’s most prominent indigenous artists. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is the country’s leading exhibitor of modern Australian art. To celebrate NAIDOC Week, take a look at their online store and shop at their huge range of Aboriginal art, including painting, sculpture, silk scarves and much more.
Visit MCA Store
Experience First Nations art at Gannon House Gallery
Ethically sourced Aboriginal art representing stories told over millennia by the world’s oldest culture. Gannon House gives a rare insight into Aboriginal Art and the world’s oldest culture, with their gallery of locally sourced works. Each piece is ethically sourced from communities throughout Australia and includes comprehensive information about the artist and their process.
Visit Gannon House Gallery
Indigenous art and didgeridoos at Spirit Gallery
View Australia’s premier didgeridoo collection and a wide range of affordable art by First Nations people. The Spirit Gallery, exhibits and sells affordable Aboriginal art from a wide range of first nations traditional and contemporary artists. The gallery is also a hub for local didgeridoo players and hosts Australia’s premier didgeridoo collection, including instruments crafted by the likes of Nathan Burton, Bruce Rogers, Kristian Benton and IDIJ Yidaki.
Visit Spirit Gallery


From Thu 15 July, The Rocks will honour NAIDOC week with First Nation's exhibitions. 

Culture is Life by Wayne Quilliam
Aboriginal Artist, Wayne Qulliam's latest works is hauntingly in tune with the NAIDOC theme of 'Heal Country as he translates dreamstate spiritual symbology into conscious connection. See this stunning exhibition at the Cleland Bond Building in The Rocks during NAIDOC week.
Barbara McGrady Photographic Exhibition at The Rocks Discovery Museum
Warriors, activists, Elders, dancers. Let Aunty Barbara McGrady guide you through the true experiences of First Nation people.
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