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April 19, 2021

NAIDOC celebrated in Byron

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Around 250 participants in yesterday’s morning’s NAIDOC celebration in Byron Bay were cheered on as they paraded through town.

The crowd swelled and was treated to cultural highlights of weaving, sculpture, dance and song at the peace pole beside the surf club under clement skies.

Photos: Jeff (wasup Doc) Dawson.


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