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THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

TweetFacebookCentral Western Dailyhas scoured it’s archived editions to present to you this look back in time.

Way back in time.

‘When we ruled this city’ galleries have become a staple ofthecentralwesterndaily南京夜网.audiet, with a new one published each Tuesday.

We continue with a look at July, 1993.

Weddings, anniversaries, engagements, 21sts, 18ths and any other event that caught our eye has been included.

This is the last of four chapters which will explore the social goings on in July, 1993.

So sit back and take a walk down memory lane … and try not to choke on your cuppa as you take in the fashions and hairstyles!

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A view to the past as NAIDOC week starts

Twenty-nine Bendigo organisations received Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at yesterday’s flag raising ceremony, officially launching NAIDOC week 2014.DJA Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Graham Atkinson took the audience 200 years back in time on Monday at this week’s NAIDOC opening ceremony in Bendigo.
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More than 200 people listened as described an untouched landscape of quartz outcrops, grasses covering long gullies and bushes overlooking tree-lined creeks, while elders taught their children to live with their country.

Mr Atkinson’s description of a past Bendigo landscape kicked off NAIDOC week 2014 during the flag ceremony on Monday.

He said the lessons of the past could help guide the future of Bendigo.

“If you looked at how the traditional owners managed and looked after the land, they left it in good shape for when European occupation occurred,” he said.

“That’s why we like to take people on that journey back in time.”

OTHER NEWS:NAIDOC celebrations create buzz: Pictures, video

The flag raising ceremony featured traditional dances and the presentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags to 29 local organisations to demonstrate their involvement in “active reconciliation”.

Mr Atkinson said the number of groups involved increased every year.

“When I did this last year there were between 14 and 20, and now there are 29 recipients this year. That in itself suggests that it is gaining wider interest,” he said.

NAIDOC week, which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, is held each July to celebrate Aboriginal culture.

City of Greater Bendigo chief executive officer Craig Niemann said the council had a strong relationship with local Aboriginal communities. “We’re meeting with them often and making sure that what we do is in sync with what they’re trying to do, that we can involve them in as many activities as we possibly can,” he said.

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Rousing start to NAIDOC Week: PHOTOS

Rousing start to NAIDOC Week: PHOTOS The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday
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The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

The Eurobodalla community kicked off NAIDOC Week on Monday

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Police hunt for knife-wielding bottle shop bandit

Police have released CCTV footage of a man wanted over two armed robberies in Osborne Park and Scarborough in March.
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On Saturday March 8, the man used a knife to rob a bottle shop attatched to a hotel on West Coast Highway at 12.45pm, police spokeswoman Susan Usher said.

Then on Tuesday March 11, the man entered a bottle shop on Main Street in Osborne Park about 9.40pm and robbed the shop again brandishing a knife.

The man is about 20 years old, 175 centimetres tall with tanned skin, a medium build and black hair.

He was wearing a light maroon or orange-hooded jacket during both robberies, blue shorts in the first and black shorts in the second, wearing a small black backpack both times.

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A happy new few take their places in Parliament’s red room

Senator David Leyonhjelm on his new job: ”It scares the crap out of me” Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Motoring Enthusiast Senator Ricky Muir with his son at the senators’ swearing-in reception. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
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Victorian senators, including Liberal Scott Ryan, second from the right, during Monday’s swearing-in ceremony. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Senator Richard Colbeck (left) and Senator David Bushby (right) “drag” the new President of the Senate, Liberal Senator Stephen Parry to the chair. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Judith Ireland blogs live from Parliament Tony Abbott meets his critic PUP senator Jacquie Lambie

There is something oddly reassuring in this world of increasingly uncertain long-term employment prospects to watch a throng of happy souls signing up for a guaranteed six years of solid pay cheques and all the trimmings.

It was such a majestic occasion that David Leyonhjelm, the new libertarian Senator for the previously almost unknown Liberal Democratic Party, declared himself ”scared as crap”.

He was speaking before the ritual swearing-in to the aforementioned years of bench-sitting and decision making, senatorial knees-ups and generous entitlements that lie ahead.

Such an occasion requires the presence of the Governor-General and all the other senators, and Senator Leyonhjelm was concerned he’d forget when to stand up and where to stand, having made such dreadful mistakes, apparently, three times during boot-camp rehearsal last week.

He should not have worried.

He was simply an anonymous new face among a line-up of the blessed, six from each state, plenty of them old hands – why, in this world, almost lifers, having been re-elected for yet another six-year term upon years already served – required to shuffle to the end of the dispatch table and swear or affirm to do their best.

The media benches, usually all but deserted in the Senate, where not much is deemed to happen on a normal day, were crammed. The Press, always clamouring for the shock of the new, were not there, however, to witness the line-up of garden-variety Liberal and Labor senators.

They had come for their first in-the-flesh glimpse of an unusual turn of events in Australian democracy – cross benches stacked with former everyday citizens who had risen to senator status on a tide of public disenchantment with the political class.

There was the Palmer United Party’s Glenn Lazarus, a former rugby league player so physically mastodonic and given to such deep public silence he is known as the brick with eyes, his bulk barely contained by his frontbench desk.

There was fellow PUP, Tasmanian Jacqui Lambie, who imagines herself prime minister one day, shining her light upon all around in a jacket of near-blinding yellow.

And Ricky Muir, the Motoring Enthusiast who, having promised he would buy himself a suit, had done just that but had forgotten to shorten the pants legs, giving him a Chaplinesque look.

Perhaps, like Leyonhjelm, they were all scared as crap. Great decisions and the weight of a shared balance of power have been thrust upon them.

But this was simply their ritual entree to life in the Senate, and they were all cast into the shade by the size of the bible brought to the swearing in by Victorian Liberal Senator Scott Ryan. It was, we learned, a family bible dating back to the 1880s, but its Bunyanesque proportions suggested it might have contained the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, illustrated and possibly annotated.  When you are from a major party, of not much interest in the new world of the Senate, you have to really try to gain notice.

The senators’ first task was to vote for a new President. Senator Stephen Parry, a Liberal of Tasmania, who brought impeccable credentials to the job, got 63 votes. He was previously a policeman and a funeral director. The Greens’ candidate, Scott Ludlam, got only 10 votes. He was, before politics, a film-maker, artist and graphic designer, and thus altogether too racy to direct the Senate.

And then it was off for morning tea. The first of many.

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Wotif hits its use by date as big players dominate

Wotif founder Graeme Wood still holds 15.5 per cent of the company. Photo: Louise KennerleyExpedia to buy Wotif for $703 million
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It started as a pioneering technology disrupter in the hotel booking space 14 years ago, but Wotif has already reached its use by date.

The next wave of global competitors has now disrupted it, leaving it little option other than to get out.

Under these circumstances, the $703 million price tag being offered for Wotif by Expedia is generous enough, but the shares were worth significantly more than this a year ago.

The offer of $3.30 a share (which runs to a value of $3.40 if you can use the franking credits) represents a 30 per cent premium to the prevailing share price, but doesn’t compare well with last year’s high of $5.63.

Over the past 18 months it has become increasingly evident that large accommodation sites have been more aggressively colonising the Australian market for online accommodation and airfares.

The IT race

In the online world, improving technology provides the differentiator between companies occupying this arena. Wotif had fallen behind in the IT race.

Where online providers of services have traditionally been viewed as “capital lite”, the relentless drive to enhance the customer and wholesaler experience using more seamless technology has provided the big, resource-rich international players with an increasing edge.

The international players have also increasingly dominated travel and accommodation sites at the expense of local players, as middle-class customers search for offshore travel options.

Over the past year the Wotif board has conducted two strategic reviews. The latest sought to put the company on the market, allow them to conduct due diligence and find the highest bidder.

US giant Expedia was already responsible for Wotif’s market share falling over the last year. An earnings update released yesterday for the 2014 financial year confirms the trend has continued over the past six months.

Over the past 12 months, Wotif’s share price had roughly halved in response to softer earnings.

Ripe for consolidation

The online accommodation and airfares business in Australia is ripe for consolidation and others like Webjet will likely come under the microscope as a result of the Wotif transaction.

Webjet recently bulked up with the acquisition of Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai based online travel agency Zuji.

The formerly Fairfax owned site Stayz was sold to US group HomeAway in December last year for a rather generous $220 million.

During its strategic reviews Wotif looked at taking on the role of consolidator, finding a joint venture partner and even thought about a share buyback.

Ultimately the decision reflected what it called the risk and uncertainties of going forward.

It a deal that will also represent a major pay day for its founding investors, Graeme Wood (who just fell off the BRW Rich List) and has about 20 per cent and Andrew Brice who has 15.5 per cent.

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Japanese telco giant lobbies Telstra for partnership

Japan’s biggest telecommunications player NTT is lobbying Telstra to become its biggest partner in a push to become a dominant player in Asia.
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Telstra chief executive David Thodey has set Telstra the ambitious goal of reaping around 33 per cent of its net profit and revenues from Asia by 2020 onwards compared to the 3 per cent it currently stands at. Analysts believe this can only be achieved with major acquisitions or partnerships.

NTT Communications ICT chief executive Monte Davis told Fairfax Media that partnering with the Japanese giant was one of the only ways Mr Thodey could achieve his goal due to the lack of takeover options.

His comments come as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leads a major trade and diplomatic delegation to Australia on Monday.

NTT is Japan’s version of Telstra – a former government-owned monopoly that is one of the world’s largest telcos with more than 200,000 employees and a market capitalisation of more than $75 billion.

“We have a relationship with the board level with Telstra and I’m trying to sit down with David Thodey specifically to talk about its Asia Pacific plans and how we can work together,” he said. “Telstra seems to be saying it wants to grow and expand with Australian companies overseas and that was NTT’s entire global strategy years ago.

“As long as that’s the model they’re going on it’s fairly easy to leverage the NTT assets, connecting them to Telstra assets and delivering a regional and more global service.”

This could see Telstra connect customers to its networks while using NTT’s data centres around the world, which in turn would cut down on the money Telstra needed to splurge on building and buying assets in Asia.

Telstra has already begun with incumbent telcos in Asian markets. It signed a contract with Telkom Indonesia in January to sell its services in a deal that would see both companies share the resulting profits.

While Telstra could choose to spend billions of dollars buying technology providers and mobile operators throughout Asia, Mr Davis said it was a competitive market where the established players like NTT and Optus-owner SingTel are expanding.

“A strategic partnership with a player that has significant assets in the region is probably the best way for a Telstra to reach that critical mass in that kind of time frame,” he said. “If you’re doing it in a 15-year period then you can build and acquire … because the [established companies] are fairly consolidated players and they’re doing just fine financially and there aren’t many distressed assets.”

Ovum research director David Kennedy said a partnership between NTT and Telstra could be very successful but it was all dependent on the fine print.

“NTT has assets in the Asian region [and] they’ve got a pretty good reputation in Asia but they’re strongest in Japan,” he said. “Regional partnerships are what they’re doing now and it would come down to details like how much access Telstra would have to the Japanese market because that’s what they’d be most interested in.

“If they’re going head to head in many of these markets then you wouldn’t think there are many prospects of a partnership emerging.”

Mr Kennedy said the smarter move for Telstra would be to court Chinese telecommunications giants, which are trying to work out how to expand out of China.

“The only people who I think would be interested in an overarching partnership are companies that don’t have an established position in the region and want one,” he said. “What comes to mind there are players like China Telecom.

“But the other players like BT and AT&T have their own offers and have been in the region for a long time so they’re not really looking for partnerships.”

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The season is over for Rosa

Matt Rosa could miss the rest of the season with a pectoral injury.West Coast midfielder Matt Rosa will miss the remainder of the season with a pectoral injury.
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After having scans on Monday, the extent of the injury was revealed, and the wingman will require surgery, likely sometime this week.

Rosa sustained a right pectoral tendon tear in Sunday’s 28-point loss to Sydney, coming off the ground just before three-quarter-time and not returning for the rest of the match.

Unfortunately for West Coast, Jeremy McGovern had struggled to have an impact in the wet conditions and was already subbed out of the contest.

So the Eagles, who trailed the Swans by just 13 points at the last break, were down one rotation for the last term.

As a result, the Swans kicked the first three goals for the quarter and claimed their 11th consecutive win to leap to the top of the AFL ladder.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson said the loss of Rosa didn’t help his team’s chances of winning.

“It didn’t help,” he said.

“It felt like the game was telling us we needed to get our sub on a bit earlier.

“[Sam] Butler came on and had nine possessions and had an impact. Gov [McGovern] had two touches so we thought we made that call. It didn’t help that Rosa hurt himself just before three-quarter-time.

“He is in a bit of strife. We think he has hurt his pectoral muscle. So it will be multiple weeks.”

Rosa has enjoyed arguably the best of his 10 seasons at the Eagles. He played his 150th game a week ago and also recently signed a contract extension for a further two seasons with the Eagles, ignoring temptation to return to Victoria as a free agent.

With the finals now only a very slim hope (the Eagles are in 11th place and 12 points behind eighth place) Simpson concedes that it may be time to start playing some youngsters.

They may not have a choice.

Rosa joins Elliott Yeo (hand), Beau Waters (shoulder), Scott Selwood (foot), Darren Glass (retired) and Mitch Brown (knee) on the sidelines.

Nic Naitanui was a late withdrawal on Sunday due to general soreness and is no certainty to play against Brisbane next weekend.

Josh Kennedy has been offered a one-game ban  after Swan Zak Jones was subbed out from the game early on Sunday with concussion after colliding with him.

The Eagles key forward tucked his shoulder in and chose to bump Jones, but hit him high.

“Two weeks in a row, we have played two teams who probably may play for the premiership [Sydney and Fremantle] and we have challenged them at stages. Good teams respond and both the teams have done it in the past two weeks. They have both pulled away from us,” Simpson said.

“There are areas of our game and personnel we have got to look at, no doubt, because we are in the business of winning.

“I am always looking at what we need and how we go about it, how we need to develop. There are a lot of good players at East Perth, the kids, we may look at that too.”  Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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Everyone’s a winner!

A crowd of about 400 people turned out to mark six months of fire recovery in a charity football match at Romsey Park on Sunday.
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Hosted by Macedon Ranges Shire Council with assistance from the Victorian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Events Program, the event was an opportunity to thank our emergency services for their work in protecting the community during the February grassfires which swept through the Macedon Ranges.

To the delight of all involved, the match resulted in a draw with five goals, four points apiece to the two teams – Volunteers v The Rest of the World.

AFL veteran, Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico, coached the volunteers team and is pictured at the quarter-time huddle talking strategy with his players.

Midland Express sports reporter and the Highlands FM Sports Wrap team broadcast live at the ground and were joined by comedians and tv presenters, Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson (pictured at the desk), who provided special commentary on the day

Midland Expresssports reporter, Chris Yeend, and the Highlands FM Sports Wrap team broadcast live at the ground and were joined by comedians and tv presenters, Charlie Pickering and Tom Gleeson (pictured at the desk), who provided special commentary on the day, while local singer/songwriter, Taylor Sheridan and his band performed at half-time.

Eleven brigades were represented on the day and raised funds for vital equipment. People can still bid on the silent auction on the Macedon Ranges Emergency Alert facebook page or by calling fire recovery officer, Karen Dunstan, on 5422 0217. The auction closes July 28 at 5pm.

AFL veteran, Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico, coached the volunteers team and is pictured at the quarter-time huddle talking strategy with his players.

See a full wrap up in Friday’sMacedon Ranges Guardian.

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Nowra’s Steve Dodd the face of NAIDOC Week’s beginningPHOTOS

POB Mathew Goward, WO Colin Watego, (front) Korean War veteran Steve Dodd and ex-navy Glen Luland celebrate the beginning of the 10th NAIDOC week in the Shoalhaven at Shoalhaven City Council chambers on Monday.KoreanWar veteran Steve Dodd represented the opening of NAIDOC week celebrations on Monday.
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Better known within the indigenous community as Mulla Walla (flying fish), Mr Dodd said this year’s celebrations wereimportant to recognise the military contributions and sacrifices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

“I wouldn’t miss it [the celebrations],” he said.

The 10th anniversary will celebrate this year’s theme: serving country, centenary and beyond.

Gerry Moore from Habitat Personnel said this year’s celebrations were also a chance for the indigenous community to remember fallen tribal warriors.

“Aboriginal Warriors like Broger who defended Wodi Wodi women and the sacred cedar forests of Kangaroo Valley,” he said.

“Yager,one of our local worriers from the Jervis Bay area … many will not even be aware that such great warriors existed.

“Our people were heroic in combat and served their country and their families proudly as well.”

Mr Moore said NAIDOC week celebratedtheentiretyof Aboriginal culture, achievements and history.

Mayor Joanna Gash raised the Australian flag alongside the Aboriginal flag at the Shoalhaven City Council chambers and thanked everyone for being there.

A barbecue lunch was held in Harry Sawkins Park giving guests the opportunity to share stories and celebrate the beginning ofNAIDOC week activities in the Shoalhaven.

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