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Around 1000 people attended the family fun day which was held at the Grafton Showground on Thursday last week, as part of the NAIDOC week celebrations.
One of this year’s event organisers Janelle Brown said that she was really happy with the day and that it was good to see not only aboriginal people but a good number of non-aboriginal people attending as well.
“It was great to be able to share our culture with non-aboriginal people as this is what NAIDOC is all about,” said Ms Brown.
“It’s good to take pride of our achievements and culture.
“This year’s theme was ‘song lines’ and to us, in keeping with that theme, is the traditional passing down of knowledge.
“We had a story teller’s tent and an Elders tent with the Elders telling stories as well,” she said.
There were plenty of activities to keep the crowd entertained as well; a mechanical bull, orb balls for the children, a photo booth and fashion parade.
Around 40 service providers were represented as well as a good representation by the emergency services providers. The Royal Blind Society was also present, with their big dog.
This was the fourth family fun day which has been run as part of NAIDOC Week.

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