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NAIDOC on the Peninsula 2013

Sunday 7 July 2013, 11am to 3pm

Come and enjoy NAIDOC on the Peninsula – an annual event presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Museum of Australia as part of a week of celebrations across Australia.  

NAIDOC is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

NAIDOC on the Peninsula features local and national music and dance performances, community stalls and delicious food outside in the forecourt, plus craft activities and tours inside the Museum. 

A coloured photo of outdoor activities at the NAIDOC on the Peninsula event in 2012.
NAIDOC on the Peninsula 2012. Photo: AIATSIS.


Medika Thorpe
Medika Thorpe, Move it Mob Style. Photo: Kel Connor.

Renowned Torres Strait Islander and ARIA award-winning musician Seaman Dan headlines the busy performance schedule, appearing in the AIATSIS Mabo room. The program includes other local and national musicians, along with vibrant and traditional dance performances. Visitors can see Move it Mob Style in action for a deadly dance workshop with the latest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hip-hop beats, as seen on NITV.


See film footage of Warakurna artists at work and telling their stories, in the Museum's Hall. Participate in these three craft activities inspired by the Warakurna exhibition:

  • weave a paper lizard
  • illustrate your story on our collaborative mural with crayons and sticky dots
  • make a patterned animal sculpture out of model magic and decorate it with pens, inspired by the animal sculptures in the Warakurna exhibition.

11am to 3pm. Ideal for families with children aged 5 to 12.


Come and learn about the National Museum's collections with regular free family-friendly tours of the First Australians gallery. Tours conducted by our experienced Visitor Services Hosts will run every half hour between 11am and 2.30pm. Meet at the Info Hub inside the Museum.

Join a special tour of the Warakurna exhibition with senior curator Peter Thorley at 2pm in the focus gallery, downstairs in the First Australians gallery.

Program of events

Duncan Smith
Duncan Smith, Waradjuri Echoes. Photo: Damian McDonald.

In the Museum Hall enjoy and participate in the traditional performances of the Wiradjuri Echoes group at midday, and the super cool indigenous hip-hop beats of Darren and Medika from Move it Mob Style at 1.30pm. More performances and activities are programmed outside at the AIATSIS forecourt and main stage.


Come inside and enjoy a warm coffee, soup and other refreshments available for purchase at the Museum Cafe and a coffee cart.

Transport and parking

Help the environment and catch a bus to the NAIDOC on the Peninsula event. Take a free ride on the Centenary Loop (Route 100). This service departs every 30 minutes from 9.00am to 4.30pm from Platform 10, City Bus Station, on Northbourne Avenue. The National Museum is serviced by the loop. Alternatively, route 934 will be running regularly throughout the day and into the evening. Check times on the Action Buses website

Limited parking is available at the National Museum car park. Parking on London Circuit at the end of Edinburgh Avenue is only a short walk to the Museum.