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NAIDOC Week: 3 to 10 July

Published: 30th June 2022

Each year in July, we celebrate NAIDOC Week to recognise the achievements, culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and provide the opportunity for our Murdoch community to learn about the oldest, continuous living culture on Earth.


This year the theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’, calling for action to make progress and systemic change. 

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.” -  

To learn about the history of NAIDOC Week and how it came about visit the NAIDOC Week website. 

NAIDOC at Murdoch 

Here are the following projects and events happening during NAIDOC at Murdoch.  

Family Fun Day  

DATE: Wednesday, 13 July 2022 

TIME: 10am – 1pm 

LOCATION: Winter Garden and The Base (below the Student Hub), South Street Campus 

Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate NAIDOC Week. Bring the whole family along for a day of fun (and free!) activities for all ages. Featuring Welcome to Country by Olman Walley, storytelling, performances, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stallholders and more.  

Mural on Bush Court 

During NAIDOC Week, we have Jarni McGuire, a talented West Australian emerging artist, creating a beautiful handpainted mural. The mural will be painted onto a large wall between the Bush Court entrance to The Student Hub and ChaTime Bubble Tea Hub overlooking Bush Court.  

Jarni was raised on Noongar country as a Whadjuk, Ballardong, and Yued woman living in Boorloo (Perth). The inspiration for Jarni’s work is her connection to her Noongar culture. She believes that she and many others can learn from using traditional language and listening to her Elders’ stories, asking questions, and respecting Noongar protocols.  

Jarni’s art and design is a celebration of her people’s traditional stories and culture. She is committed to using this creative practise as a platform to share her culture with the wider community. 

The design, meaning and story of the mural has been developed through consultation between Jarni and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students. Consultation sessions were hosted by Kulbardi during National Reconciliation Week.  

There will be a timelapse of the creation of the mural that will be made available along with more information about this project after NAIDOC Week, so stay tuned for further updates! 

Ways to get involved 

  • Attend the NAIDOC at Murdoch Family Fun Day. 
  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses by buying their products and sharing your finds with your friends. 
  • Educate yourself on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 
  • Become a NAIDOC Perth member.