The Fremantle ceremony to celebrate NAIDOC WEEK was held at the Round House this morning. Nyungar elder Len Collard opened the procedures with a present to Councilor Sam Wainwright who represented the Mayor of Fremantle. Also present were councilors Bill Massie and Robert Fittock as was the President of the Fremantle Society Jon Strachan.
Flags were raised and a huge Aboriginal flag was up on the mast above the gun deck of the Round House. Aboriginal women danced and the City of Fremantle Aboriginal liaison officer was in charge of the sausage sizzle. Young indigenous girl Haylie Cumming loved the sausages from Franks on Wray Avenue so much that she came for seconds.
NAIDOC by the way stands for National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Observance Committee.
There will be another sausage sizzle at lunch time at King’s Square on Thursday, while Gina Williams will be performing at Kulcha on Saturday evening.