Geoffs Life After Work !

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NAIDOC Week in Hervey bay

This week saw the culmination of NAIDOC Week ( National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observanc e Committee) with a fun day on the Hervey Bay Esplanade Oval it coincides with school holidays Lots of different stall holders were selling off their wares (we have friends who sell paintings/clock paintings ) Juttah is the seller and her husband Martin is the artist (such skill) She is also an announcer on Frasercoast Radio and I occasionally cover for her on her show “Travel the World on a Song”  Mondays 6 to 9 pm Queensland time. The NAIDOC  Fair started with an aboriginal playing a Didgeridoo and walking around the extensive Oval followed by children as in Pied Piper Fashion,and  the next attraction was spoken by an Aboriginal ex Army who originally enlisted for 3 years but managed to do THIRTY THREE ! His Army medals must have been fairly weighty on this extremely proud indigenous man who  is simply known as Uncle Bob.He finished his rousing speech by reciting a poem he had written specially for his daughter.Music was played throughout the day  and various entertainers graced the purpose built outdoor stage.All rides within the fairgrounds on this day were FREE and of course the kids loved it !! The Maryboro Animal Sanctuary were also in attendance and allowed the quickly gathering audience to hold a few of the native “creatures” Food outlets were ample and there was plenty to see for all visitors.This is an annual event and not to be missed  The NAIDOC festivals are held at the same time  throughout Australia and is a great way of understanding and learning about Aboriginal Culture….Do give a look in next year,you won,t be disappointed !!

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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