Naidoc Day

First Sunday in July

The significance of Naidoc Day

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people .The week is celebrated not just in the Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.
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About the name and how it came into being

NAIDOC originally was an acronym for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. The (as yet unnamed) committee was first officially formed on Australia Day 1938 in Sydney by a group of around 100 Aboriginal people who gathered for the first Day of Mourning, to protest against the treatment of Aboriginal people around Australia.