NAIDOC Week 2023

NAIDOC Week 2 – 9 July For Our Elders

Image credit: National NAIDOC logo from NAIDOC Downloads | NAIDOC
Image credit: National NAIDOC logo from NAIDOC Downloads | NAIDOC

Celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples during NAIDOC Week from 2 – 9 July 2023.

This year’s theme is For Our Elders and is an opportunity to explore questions such as: How can we show respect to Elders? Why are you grateful for the wisdom of Elders? What can you do for your local Tasmanian Aboriginal Community?

Visit the NAIDOC website for resources and information, where you can download and display a beautiful poster by Bobbi Lockyer or colour one in (PDF – 5.4KB).

Libraries Tasmania resources and events

Read a book or recommend one to a friend – follow the links here for NAIDOC week eBooks and eAudiobooks from our collection:

Watch a special free screening of Gurrumul as part of the Winter Film Festival at Southern Tasmanian libraries, view NAIDOC films and animations at Rosny Library, attend a We Love Country Storytime or borrow the book.

Young people can join NAIDOC-themed activities during the school holidays (8 – 24 July) such as weaving a bowl, cup, or basket; exploring native bush foods; or making a petroglyph memory card.

See the full program of events and register now.

Other resources

The Orb is a fantastic learning resource, where Tasmanian Aboriginal people are sharing their stories about Country and culture.

Visit Trove for a national collection of images and objects with connections to Aboriginal Australian life and culture.

Libraries Tasmania members can view the Indigenous documentary stream on Beamafilm to learn about Indigenous peoples’ culture and perspective.