The National Gallery of (Real) Australia: 16 super images from NAIDOC Week 2019

MOREE: Children led the 2019 NAIDOC Week march down Balo Street.
MOREE: Children led the 2019 NAIDOC Week march down Balo Street.

Voice. Treaty. Truth.

They were three key elements to the reforms set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. These reforms represent the unified position of First Nations Australians.

They also were the themes of NAIDOC Week 2019.

Celebrations, marches, cultural and community events have been held from Brisbane to Broome and beyond this week.

The images below are just a small sample of the Australian Community Media coverage.

BALLARAT: Wadawurrung woman Deanne Gilson at the Aboriginal flag raising ceremony to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week. Photo: Adam Trafford.

BALLARAT: Wadawurrung woman Deanne Gilson at the Aboriginal flag raising ceremony to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week. Photo: Adam Trafford.

Moree Aboriginal Interagency chair Glen Crump explained during the northern NSW town's celebrations that the week was about creating change for a better future.

"We invite you to walk with us in a movement of Australian people for a better future," he said.

TAMWORTH: Kamilaroi man Len Waters opened the event with a traditional smoking ceremony. Photo: Gareth Gardner

TAMWORTH: Kamilaroi man Len Waters opened the event with a traditional smoking ceremony. Photo: Gareth Gardner

"With 2019 being celebrated as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, it's time for our knowledge to be heard through our voice.

"For generations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have looked for significant and lasting change."

PORT STEPHENS: 2019 NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens - march through Raymond Terrace and opening flag raising ceremony in Raymond Terrace. Lola Bovill, 8, Louie Bovill, 6, and Scarlett Hunt, 7.

PORT STEPHENS: 2019 NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens - march through Raymond Terrace and opening flag raising ceremony in Raymond Terrace. Lola Bovill, 8, Louie Bovill, 6, and Scarlett Hunt, 7.

HUNTER VALLEY: A face of the future at Denman Public School NAIDOC celebrations.

HUNTER VALLEY: A face of the future at Denman Public School NAIDOC celebrations.

Mr Crump said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia's democracy, with a treaty the goal.

However, he said lasting and effective agreement "cannot be achieved unless we have a shared, truthful understanding of the nature of the dispute, of the history, of how we got to where we stand".

"The true story of colonisation must be told, must be heard, must be acknowledged," he said.

"Then we can move forward together. Let's work together for a shared future for everyone. State, federal and local government, it's time for action and not just talk."

MORE PHOTOS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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BENDIGO: Yorta Yorta and Wemba Wemba elder Aunty Lyn Warren. Photo: Darren Howe

BENDIGO: Yorta Yorta and Wemba Wemba elder Aunty Lyn Warren. Photo: Darren Howe

PORT STEPHENS: Worimi man Justin Ridgeway undertaking a smoking ceremony at the opening event of NAIDOC Week in Raymond Terrace.

PORT STEPHENS: Worimi man Justin Ridgeway undertaking a smoking ceremony at the opening event of NAIDOC Week in Raymond Terrace.

BALLARAT: Eight-year-old Kiaan Kickett gets involved.

BALLARAT: Eight-year-old Kiaan Kickett gets involved.

NEWCASTLE: Not even a rainy Monday could stop a crowd of people coming out to proudly march for NAIDOC Week.

NEWCASTLE: Not even a rainy Monday could stop a crowd of people coming out to proudly march for NAIDOC Week.

MORUYA: Family fun at Riverside Park was the order of the day.

MORUYA: Family fun at Riverside Park was the order of the day.

PORT LINCOLN: Cooking and serving some wombat are Ronald Carbine, Jermaine Miller, Graham Johncock, Kingsley Bilney Jnr, Duarne Johncock and William Carbine.

PORT LINCOLN: Cooking and serving some wombat are Ronald Carbine, Jermaine Miller, Graham Johncock, Kingsley Bilney Jnr, Duarne Johncock and William Carbine.

KEMPSEY: NAIDOC Week celebrations at Kempsey South Public School.

KEMPSEY: NAIDOC Week celebrations at Kempsey South Public School.

MANDURAH: Cultural celebrations were enjoyed by many in Mandurah.

MANDURAH: Cultural celebrations were enjoyed by many in Mandurah.

BALLARAT: Sue Clark (BADAC) and Jessica Brooks (Indigenous HipHop Projects).

BALLARAT: Sue Clark (BADAC) and Jessica Brooks (Indigenous HipHop Projects).

NOWRA: Mal Reay and Matt Simms enjoyed at catch-up at the Nowra Showgrounds NAIDOC event.

NOWRA: Mal Reay and Matt Simms enjoyed at catch-up at the Nowra Showgrounds NAIDOC event.

PORT LINCOLN: Lincoln Gardens Primary School students Wesley Bilney and Jyezaiah Cook with a banner the school used in the NAIDOC Week March.

PORT LINCOLN: Lincoln Gardens Primary School students Wesley Bilney and Jyezaiah Cook with a banner the school used in the NAIDOC Week March.