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Celebrate history and culture

Published Wednesday, 1st July 2015

The City of Wanneroo has plenty of child-friendly resources and activities to encourage children to take part in NAIDOC Week these school holidays.

Tapping sticks

Events for all ages will be held at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre from 5 to 12 July while activity backpacks, containing books, an activity booklet, soft toy, torch, shadow puppets, clap sticks and playing cards, will be available for loan from all City libraries throughout the month.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said NAIDOC Week was a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support Wanneroo’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and history.

“Our community is steeped in Aboriginal history and it is our privilege to preserve and celebrate it,” she said.

“The inclusion of more Aboriginal resources in our libraries is the result of the successful 2012-14 Reconciliation Action Plan which also saw the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags being displayed inside Council chambers and outside the Civic Centre and more NAIDOC and National Reconciliation Week events held across the City.”

Visit the Wanneroo Museum each day in July during opening hours to create origami fishes, birds and frogs using aboriginal design inspired paper or on 15 July to make your own tapping sticks.

“We truly live in a beautiful City with a beautiful history, I really do encourage all residents around the City to take part,” Mayor Roberts said.




Nyoongar language classes, adults only $10

16 July 2015


Wanneroo Museum

Wanneroo Library and

Cultural Centre.

3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo.

Make your own tapping sticks.

10 years+

Wednesday 15 July 2015


Origami Animals Workshop.

Mon-Wed, Fri 10am-4pm

Thursday 10am-5pm

Saturday 12noon-4pm

Discovery backpacks.

Available throughout July.

All City of Wanneroo libraries, bookings essential. 9405 5000

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