Each year, Tamworth Regional Council hosts a number of activities relating to Aboriginal culture. These include a formal flag raising ceremony each May to celebrate Reconciliation Week. The event takes place at the Coledale Community Centre, and is attended by local politicians, schools and community members.
The ceremony includes speeches from a Tamworth Regional Council Councillor, a local indigenous school student and an Aboriginal elder, with entertainment provided by an indigenous group.
NAIDOC Week and NAIDOC Awards
The Tamworth Aboriginal Community Consultative Committee organises NAIDOC Week working in partnership with TRC and many other Aboriginal Community organisations.
The event includes a street parade, a flag raising ceremony and cultural activities, and the Inaugural NAIDOC Awards.
Around 1,000 people attend each year, enjoying a free barbecue lunch, performances from local entertainers, local artists selling their works and children’s rides.
For more information on the Reconciliation Week flag raising ceremony or NAIDOC Week Family Day, please contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer on (02) 6767 5205.
National Reconciliation Week
Each year the community celebrates National Reconciliation Week with a number of ceremonies and functions. Please see the National Reconciliation Week page for more information.
Tamworth Regional Gallery regularly exhibits the work of local indigenous artists throughout the year. More information is available from the Gallery on (02) 6767 5459.