Young locals (from left) Angus Moran, Hayden Griffiths and Zachary O’Dell take didjeridu lessons.
Young locals (from left) Angus Moran, Hayden Griffiths and Zachary O’Dell take didjeridu lessons.

Indigenous celebrations

LOCALS and visitors thronged into Ferrari Park on Sunday to help the community celebrate NAIDOC week.

Among the many popular attractions were rock climbing, face painting, free health checks, good tucker, and zumba and didjeridu lessons.

Local elder Aunty Therese Webster said the event also marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

"We have created a pathway of hands here to represent those first 40 years as well as a pathway to the future," she said.

"People have been invited to bring a rock from their properties to place along the path.

"These rocks will be collected and brought out for future special occasions in the Lockyer Valley."

Didjeridu teacher Scott Estrich was kept busy throughout the day passing on his skills to budding players.

Another highlight was the donation of a magnificent painting, The Circle of Life, by David Heathcote to Laidley Community Centre manager Kerri Lynch.

Ms Lynch said the work would be hung in the centre's premises so that it immediately caught clients' eyes as they walked into reception.



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