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Paying tribute to Illawarra’s Aboriginal leaders

WOLLONGONG City Council will host the 2013 NAIDOC Awards Dinner on Saturday 13 July.

The dinner will feature entertainment and presentation of the NAIDOC Awards to celebrate and recognise Aboriginal people and communities and is held in partnership with the Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee Councils.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the awards dinner is a celebration of the people who work to support, inspire, guide and provide leadership within their local Aboriginal community.

“The awards will be announced at the dinner and we will also see representatives from each of the local government areas at the dinner.”

The NAIDOC Awards are provided in the categories of:

  • Aboriginal Elder
  • Aboriginal Worker
  • Aboriginal Young Person
  • Aboriginal Community Representative
  • Aboriginal Organisation.

Tickets to the NAIDOC Awards Dinner, to be held at Bella Portafino Function Centre, Atchison Street, Wollongong on Saturday July 13, are available from Council. Contact Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Worker through Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.

As part of NAIDOC week events there will also be a family fun day at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre tomorrow (Thursday).

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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