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8th of July 2019
Celebrating NAIDOC week
NAIDOC Week is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC originally stood for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, which was responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week, but the acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920's which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The image above shows an antenna on an earth ground station near Alice Springs which has been painted by local Arrernte artist Roseanne Kemarre Ellis. The Real-Time Earth facility, being developed on Aboriginal-owned land, is expected to bring new jobs and economic opportunities to remote Australia. (Image credit: Geoscience Australia)

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