August 2, 2023

NAIDOC Week 2023: Highlights and quiz winners

This year, NAIDOC Week paid tribute to our Elders who have been mentors, teachers, and role models, passing on their wisdom and cultural knowledge for generations.

It was fitting that the week ended with a visit by the Narrun Wilip-giin, Aboriginal Support Unit to the Wandarra Elders Group, a local Aboriginal community organisation in Broadmeadows.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers Toni Gabelish, Stephanie Thompson, and Lindsay Holmes together with Consumer Participation Coordinator Sherrilyn Ballard handed out dilly bags to the elders to thank them for paving the way of our future.

Our Narrun Wilip-giin, Aboriginal Support Unit had displays at each site, showcasing the stories of inspirational Elders. The displays featured artwork by the children from Streeton Primary School in Yallambie.

A popular event this year was the basket weaving workshop in the Aboriginal Cultural Space. Tya Fry, Occupational Therapist and organiser said, “We ended up with more participants than expected which was fabulous!”

Basket Weaving Workshop















“The NAIDOC Week Quiz again proved very popular, with many participants getting all the answers right,” says Stefania Zen, Acting Director, Transcultural & Language Services (TALS)/Narrun Wilip-Giin Aboriginal Support Unit.

The winners are:

1st Amanda Muller – Acute Community Co-ordinator

2nd Erica Hateley – Senior Librarian

3rd Maria Soo – Director of Workforce Planning

Thank you to all who participated.

Narrun Wilip-Giin, Aboriginal Support Unit thank all staff for joining in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2023.