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Media Release

10 July 2008



NAIDOC march ends in celebration at Fed Square


The City of Melbourne’s 2008 NAIDOC march will take place tomorrow celebrating the history,

culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


Starting in Fitzroy and ending in Federation Square the march will celebrate Aboriginal culture

through music and song.


Lord Mayor John So said the march provided an opportunity for all Australians to show their

support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


“The march is a great way to celebrate Indigenous culture and build positive community

relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.  At the conclusion of the

march at Federation Square people will be treated to perfomances by Koori dancers and

Indigenous musicans,” the Lord Mayor said.


The celebrations will also be attended at Federation Square by Indigenous AFL players

Andrew Lovett and Nathan Lovett-Murray from the Essendon Football Club.


Councillor David Wilson, Chair of Community Services, said forums, arts and cultural events

would be held across Victoria to celebrate NAIDOC Week. 

“The City of Melbourne is a  major supporter of NAIDOC Week each year and we welcome the

march into Federation Square and encourage the community to come along and experience

the celebrations and enjoy the cultural experience,”  Councillor Wilson said.


WHAT:

NAIDOC Week 2008 – Celebration march from Fitzroy to Federation Square with:

Lord Mayor John So


Andrew Lovett and Nathan Lovett-Murray – AFL Essendon players


Koorie Youth Will Shakespeare – Dancers


Liz Cavanaugh – indigenous songstress


Peter Rotumah – musician


Young Warriors – band



WHEN: 

11:45 am Friday 11 July 2008


WHERE:

Main Stage, Federation Square 


For further information please contact:

Karl Hale

Paul Williams

Media Coordinator

Lord Mayor’s Media Adviser

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne

(03) 9658 9115 / 0458 994 910

(03) 9658 9484 / 0411 235 434

karl.hale@melbourne.vic.gov.au

paul.williams@melbourne.vic.gov.au







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