NAIDOC flag raising ceremony

The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2014 is 'Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond' – an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate the world's oldest living culture together.

The NAIDOC flag raising ceremony will take place on Monday 7 July from 9am to 10.30am at the Redfern Community Centre. 

A smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country will be followed by guest speakers and the raising of the flag.

Morning tea will be provided by The Gardeners Lodge.

NAIDOC in the City

Buses will depart from the Redfern Community Centre after the flag raising ceremony to take people to NAIDOC in the City – a celebration of music, dance, food and visual arts and crafts – from 11am to 3pm in Hyde Park.

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Redfern Community Centre
02 9288 5713

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

The Aboriginal flag is a symbol of unity and identity for Aboriginal peoples.

The meanings of the 3 colours in the flag, as stated by its designer Harold Thomas, are:

  • black – the Aboriginal peoples of Australia
  • yellow circle – the Sun, the giver of life and protector
  • red – the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

The Torres Strait Islander flag was designed by the late Bernard Namok as a symbol of unity and identity for Torres Strait Islanders.

The meanings of the colours in the flag are:

  • green – the land
  • black – the people
  • blue – the sea
  • white – peace.

A white Dhari (traditional headdress) sits in the centre, with a 5-pointed white star beneath it.

The Dhari represents Torres Strait Islander people and the 5-pointed star represents the 5 island groups within the Torres Strait. The star is also a symbol for seafaring people.

NAIDOC Week
Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond
6–13 July 2014

NAIDOC week is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past and present, not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians in all walks of life.

Join us on Monday 7 July from 11am – 3pm in Hyde Park for a special celebration of food, song, dance and art.

Learn more at naidoc.org.au

About Redfern Community Centre

The Redfern Community Centre is designed for all groups from the local community. We seek to create and strengthen social links through shared cultural and recreational pursuits with a focus on art, music, culture, employment and training, and community events.

Studio RCC

Our digital sound recording studio is an accessible and user-friendly facility for both learning and small-scale projects. StudioRCC is more than a low-cost recording facility – we offer exciting learning and creative opportunities in music and sound production.

Available for hire

The centre is available for hire Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and on weekends by application. The facilities include:

  • performance space
  • meeting/conference room
  • StudioRCC
  • outdoor ampitheatre/market area
  • commercial kitchen
  • Elders' lounge
  • multipurpose rooms.

Getting to the centre

There is no general parking available at the centre – 2-hour parking applies in the Redfern area.

From Redfern train station cross the road and walk down Eveleigh Street. The centre is a 2-minute walk from the station.

The free Village to Village Shuttle bus operates on Thursdays and Fridays from Woolloomooloo to Redfern, to Broadway and Glebe via the RPA Hospital, Camperdown.

Opening hours

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Weekends: Available for bookings

Contacts

Redfern Community Centre29–53 Hugo Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Front desk02 9288 5713

Children's services02 9288 5716

Youth services 02 9288 5710

StudioRCC 02 9690 2149

Last updated: Wednesday, 2 July 2014