Celebrating NAIDOC Week
Monday 03 July, 2023
Supercars racing at 'Larrakia' during the Betr Darwin Triple Crown. (Photo: Edge Photographics)
As the nation marks the annual NAIDOC Week, Motorsport Australia will again celebrate the contribution of Indigenous Australians across our sport.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), recognising the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year’s theme ‘For Our Elders’ celebrates those senior figures who have played an important role across every generation, and hold a prominent place in the Aboriginal communities, as well as guiding the younger generations in everyday life and how to place in the world.
Almost every day, a number of permanent venues in different parts of the country welcome events to their facilities.
While the names of each venue are familiar to all motorsport fans, each venue also shares its unique Indigenous name of the area.
The lands on which these venues are located include:
Sandown and Phillip Island = Bunurong
Winton = Yorta Yorta
The Bend = Ngarrindjeri
Hidden Valley = Larrakia
Symmons Plains & Baskerville = Lutruwita
Wanneroo Raceway = Whadjuk Noongar
Queensland Raceway = Yuggera
Morgan Park = Bundjalung
Sydney Motorsport Park = Dharug
For more information about NAIDOC Week, visit www.naidoc.org.au