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Fourteen-year-old Elsie, pictured, from the SistaGurl dance troupe, was one of the many singers, dancers, performers and storytellers from Thursday’s NAIDOC celebrations in Byron Bay. Photo Eve Jeffery

Around three hundred people marched for NAIDOC week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) last Thursday in Byron Bay.

It was a wonderful day of celebration, education and entertainment held next to the Peace Pole on Main Beach.

This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal tent embassy and 20 years of upholding of the Mabo decision. A sand mandala celebrating Aboriginal and Islander Culture and the embassy was placed lovingly by many hands on the lawn beside the beach and the boys from the National Parks cooked up a ripper free BBQ.


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