Always Was, Always Will Be. acknowledges this nation’s story began at the dawn of time and didn’t begin with documented European contact.
NAIDOC 2020 invites all people to embrace and acknowledge the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.
The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples and we have maintained ongoing spiritual and cultural connections to the land and sea.
All people should celebrate has that we have the world’s oldest oral stories and that our First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremonies, invented unique technologies and built and engineered structures that predate well-known ancient sites such as the Egyptian pyramids or Stonehenge.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, our first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, astronomers and artists.
It’s about seeing, hearing and learning the 120,000+ year history of this country – a country that was criss-crossed by generations of brilliant Nations.
Buddy & Winangali Crew