July 1, 2012
There’s going to be a lot happening at Cherbourg from tomorrow as NAIDOC Week gets underway.
The annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is held every year in July.
Tomorrow (July 2), the Cherbourg Timeline will be officially launched at the Ration Shed Museum.
Local Cherbourg artists joined with RAtaRtat artists to paint the backdrop for the Timeline which will become a permanent exhibition in the Ration Shed.
The Timeline tells the history of Cherbourg through words, photographs, quotes and artwork and has taken more than 18 months to develop.
On Tuesday, all South Burnett residents are invited to attend the Cherbourg Community Open Day which will also be held in and around the Ration Shed.
Local band Muddy Flats will be providing live music and there’ll also be dancing by the Wakka Wakka dancers, and camp oven cooking.
Community groups such as the PCYC and YACCA will have displays, and there’ll be a scrapbooking workshop. Films and slideshows will be screened in the old Dormitory.
The winners of the NAIDOC Art Competition will also be announced.
On Thursday, there’ll also be special activities at the Barambah Medical Health Centre and the Nurunderi TAFE College.
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