NAIDOC Week welcomes new park visitors

Visitors enjoyed art lessons from Thompson Nganjmirra

Visitors enjoyed art lessons from Thompson Nganjmirra

Each July in Australia, we celebrate the richness of Indigenous culture through NAIDOC Week. At Kakadu National Park this meant lots of events for visitors and staff, leading up to a full day of family activities at our Bowali Visitor Centre. We were joined by many visitors as well as members of the local Jabiru community, including some who had never been to the park before.

The children enjoyed bringing their hand paintings to life - especially the snappy crocodiles

The children enjoyed bringing their hand paintings to life – especially the snappy crocodiles

There was damper making, local art, story-telling and a colouring competition. Kakadu’s Anne O’Dea painted the children’s hands with native animals which was a big hit.

What events have you been joining at your national parks? We’d love to hear from you.

Tanya, Parks Australia

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