Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…read more
Thousands celebrate NAIDOC in the centre of Sydney
Thousands of people attended Sydney’s popular annual showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, NAIDOC in the City, at Hyde Park yesterday (Monday 6th July).
Now in its fourth year, the City of Sydney event featured a range of family-friendly activities and performances, including live music, dance, food, art and Australian animals.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the day was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, stating “we are proud to live in a country that is home to the world’s oldest continuing living culture.
“This event is a chance for everyone to experience some of that rich and vibrant culture through dance, art and food.”
Entertainment was focussed on the main stage with some exciting original music acts, as well as in the traditional dance circle and dedicated kids’ zone. There was a marketplace with arts and crafts, food stalls and information stands.
Redfern legend and South Sydney’s top try-scorer, Nathan Merritt, inspired children to be active and healthy with a free running and ball-skills workshop.
Former Watermark chef and television cooking show host, Clayton Donovan, showed Sydneysiders how to whip-up a quinoa and aniseed myrtle dressing, and tomato with bush tomato sauce.
These were served as condiments alongside marinated meats and vegetables cooked in two earth ovens created in the ground at Hyde Park, and given to all attendees to taste for free.
On the main stage was some awesome roots and indie-pop by Sydney four-piece Pirra, led by Jess Beck on keyboard and vocals.
Live music performances stretched from hip-hop to soul and pop, and included guitarist Marcus Corowa and Emma Donovan & The Putbacks.
NAIDOC Week, from 5th to 12th July, is a national program that celebrates the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, which grew from the first political groups seeking rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians in the 1920s.
For more information, visit www.sydneynaidoc.com.au
14th July 2014 - JESSE WILLIAMS NAMED NAIDOC SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…read more
Aerobic Microphones Australia provides audio products for the fitness industry. Products include the sweat resistant Cyclemic and Aeromic headworn microphones and pouchbelts that are made in…read more
Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!