Rottnest Island is unique as it is the only geographical location with a connection to almost every Aboriginal language group in Western Australia. For NAIDOC Week, Rottnest Island will be celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements by running a series of free workshops and activities!
NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) is held between 8th to 15th of July and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It's an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
During NAIDOC Week, Rottnest Island will be running a series of free workshops for children including:
- SAND ART - Get creative with sand and have a go at creating your own sand art masterpiece!
- ROCK PAINTING - Join in the fun of painting your own pet rock to represent your life story so far.
- STORY TELLING - Join the Noongar people in an educational story time to hear their traditional tales.
- FACE PAINTING - Come get your face painted in the traditional aboriginal art style.
- QUOKKA MASK PAINTING - Got a creative flair? Love quokkas? This one’s for you, join in while an aboriginal artist teaches you how to paint and decorate your very own quokka mask.
Workshop times and dates coming soon.