During NAIDOC Week, events will be held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by Australians from all walks of life. It’s a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and get to know and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Building on last year’s theme which recognised the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at community, local, state and national levels, NAIDOC Week 2019 looks towards action, with the theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future.

Join us and our cultural partner Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 14 July for our own celebrations. 

Start of the day with a Welcome to Country with Aunty Judy Joyce and Stacy Etal and a Smoking Ceremony with Nulungu Dreaming. 

Take part in a range of family-friendly activities throughout the day:

  • Participate in one of our popular Darug language workshops held in the unique setting of the 1888 Rouse Hill school house

  • Learn traditional weaving techniques from Nulungu Dreaming and join the yarning circle to hear Indigenous stories

  • Listen to performances by award-winning poet, singer and dancer Gumaroy Newman

  • Drop in and paint your own boomerang

  • Hear about the local Aboriginal history and archaeology

  • Step inside the historic Rouse Hill House

Available for purchase on the day is a barbecue or bush tucker lunch and sweets inspired by native foods from Kallico Catering, and tea or coffee from Nomadic Cafe.  


NAIDOC program

Download the 2019 program [PDF]


We pay respect to the First Peoples of the land that Rouse Hill House & Farm sits on, the Darug people, and acknowledge their ongoing connections and custodianship. 

 

Parking, shuttle bus and accessibility information


Parking

  • Free event parking is via our secondary entrance on Guntawong Rd, Rouse Hill. 

  • Guntawong Road is located 100 metres from the Guntawong Road & Windsor Road intersection. Look for the Sydney Living Museums marked entry.
     

Shuttle bus

  • Free return shuttle bus from Tallawong Station to Rouse Hill House & Farm on the day.
  • Bus from Tallawong Station departs every half hour from 9.45am. Last bus departs at 2.45pm. The bus stop is located on Themeda Avenue near the ‘kiss and ride’ zone. See map.
  • Bus from Rouse Hill House & Farm departs every half hour from 10.30am. Last bus departs at 4pm. The bus leaves from outside the Visitor Centre.
     

Accessibility

  • This is a rural property with uneven terrain. Please wear enclosed shoes suitable for walking across a farm property.  
  • Accessible parking is available at the Visitors’ Centre.
  • A people mover will be available to assist visitors with low mobility
  • There is access for people with wheelchairs to the ground floor of the main house and portable ramps are available.

Please note: The event will run in most weather conditions – please consider bringing sunscreen, hats and wet weather gear. Occasionally events are cancelled due to extreme weather conditions or other situations which may affect the safety of our guests, in these circumstances we provide cancellation notifications through our Facebook event and our website.

With the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs), no pets are allowed on site at Rouse Hill House & Farm.

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When & Where

Sunday 14 July 2019
10am–4pm

Rouse Hill House & Farm
Special event entry via Guntawong Road, Rouse Hill (located 100 metres from Guntawong Road & Windsor Road intersection)

+612 9627 6777

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