Naidoc Week perfect backdrop for unveiling

Aboriginal elder Noel Morrison, artist Tresa Mundraby and Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett. Picture: Elle Borgward d404086
Aboriginal elder Noel Morrison, artist Tresa Mundraby and Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett. Picture: Elle Borgward d404086

More than 70 people attended the event, which featured the unveiling of a new Aboriginal art piece purchased by the City.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said the annual Naidoc celebrations were an important Australian tradition.

‘This is an important time for all Australians as we acknowledge and celebrate the survival of our country’s rich indigenous heritage and culture,’ he said.

‘It is also a time to recognise the significant contribution of indigenous people to modern Australia and the journey that we are all taking to make a better Australia.’

The City also adopted the 2013-16 reconciliation plan, which aims to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians, at its monthly meeting last Thursday.