November 26, 2021
Cherbourg hasn’t had a lot of success this year scheduling its NAIDOC celebration with events cancelled for multiple reasons … so when the rain came on Thursday, things again looked grim.
But the Barambah Local Justice Group and the Muran Djan Centre weren’t going to be put off.
They simply moved the activities that had been planned for Cherbourg’s Memorial Park to the Sports Centre.
The Jeffrey “Mitta” Dynevor Gymnasium was filled with stalls from a number of groups sharing information and giveaways.
Special guests were from the Queensland Reds – including captain Liam Wright – who encouraged the children to pass and kick a football into a special blow-up net.
Out in the oval, other children were having a great time tossing returning boomerangs. Gundoo Early Childhood Centre and the HIPPY Program also had kids’ activities.
Volunteers from the Muran Djan Men’s Centre put on a barbecue, and there were also fruit cups and snow cones for the kids.
Cherbourg Radio broadcast live from the event, interviewing local residents as they passed by.
In the main hall, Rocko Langton provided live music.
The theme for 2021 NAIDOC was “Heal Country”.