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Condobolin - NAIDOC Week


Condobolin (100kms from Parkes) is a nice town (population 3,500) situated on the Lachlan River.  We arrived on the day they were celebrating NAIDOC week with a street parade.  NAIDOC stands for National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee.


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  1. I´ve seen some progress over the years, 1995 was my first visit to Australia and especially Roeburn made a good jump in the right direction, having a colorful centre and getting people off the streets.

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    1. We are beginning to understand and respect aboriginal culture more in Australia but there is still a big gap in the living conditions, education and health outcomes in indigenous communities.

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  2. The flag is an interesting design.

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    1. The meanings of the three colours in the flag, as stated by Harold Thomas (the designer of the flag), are:

      Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia.
      Yellow circle – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector.
      Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples’ spiritual relation to the land.

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