NAIDOC Week Celebrations in the Barossa

2018 Reconciliation event at the Barossa Bushgardens. Photo: Supplied
2018 Reconciliation event at the Barossa Bushgardens. Photo: Supplied

The NAIDOC Week 2019 theme is 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together' and Barossa Council Mayor Bim Lange says "It's never too late to ask questions, be informed, or to reassess our point of view".

He and the council encourage the community to celebrate the annual event, especially as the council area spans the traditional land of the Ngaduri, Peramangk and Kaurna People.

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee celebrations are held right across Australia each July to bring together both indigenous and non-indigenous people to celebrate and support indigenous communities, their history, achievements and culture.

"We can all be champions for cultural awareness," Mr Lange said.

"It's important that we recognise all our historical, traditional and cultural past as part of the Barossa story."

To encourage the sharing of culture and stories the public is invited to a 'bush morning tea' during NAIDOC week on Thursday, July 11 from 10.30am-12pm at the Barossa Bushgardens.

With bottomless billy tea and traditional wattleseed damper with bushfood jams served around a hearty campfire, the scene is set for a great yarn.

Grab your mug and rug, along with a gold coin donation, and share your story, meet a new friend, or learn something new, and let's work together.

The Barossa Bushgardens entrance is located off Research Road, Light Pass.