Join us at the museum as we celebrate NAIDOC Week
Saltwater Sunday is a fun, free all-day event offering creative and cultural activities for all ages. Join us as we explore and celebrate the stories, culture, language and lore of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across Australia.
Experience traditional songs and poetry by renowned Batjala song-woman and linguist Gemma Cronin. Join in mural-making inspired by the story of Tiddalik the frog and weaving activities by Wiradjuri artist Peta-Joy Williams.
Learn about eastern Torres Strait Islander dance and music in interactive performances by Majeda Beatty. Respond to this year's NAIDOC Week theme of Heal Country and our Fire on Waters Edge exhibition in a poetry workshop. Uncover the hidden stories of pearling history and cultural encounters on our vessels. Take our Sea Country activity trail to discover beautiful works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the museum's collection.
About this year's theme
Country is family, kin, law, lore, ceremony, traditions and language. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it has been this way since the dawn of time. This year's NAIDOC Week, focuses on embracing First Nation's cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage.