NAIDOC Week ends with a bang at Tiagarra

Advocate, JONATHAN MALLINSON – 14 July 2013

TIAGARRA opened its doors to the public yesterday to end NAIDOC week.
It was a big day of NAIDOC celebrations on the Coast, which is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
It’s also an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
Six Rivers president Paul Docking said it was great to have people come through the Tiagarra centre and experience some of the aboriginal culture.
“The centre was opened to everyone who wanted to come alone and enjoy tours through our museum,” Mr Docking said.
People were also invited to share in a lunch and chat to some of the people involved at Tiagarra.
Uncle Daryl Medcraft took visitors through the museum passing on his knowledge of the area.
Along with Tiagarra opening in Devonport for the day, a march was conducted in Burnie on Friday with around 130 participants followed by a ball, where Burnie woman Pat Green was named Aboriginal of the Year.