Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres MP presented a new Australian Aboriginal flag to Mr Robert Hill in preparation for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week which will be held 7-14 July 2013.
“Mr Hills dedication to organising this event is to be commended. “said Mr Ayres.
For the past 8 years Mr Hill of South Penrith has organized a bowling competition at Kingswood Bowling Club during NAIDOC week which is sponsored by the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre and the trophies for the day are provided by Muru Mittigar.
“It’s a general feel good day and we have people travel from as far as Dubbo and Coonamble for our competition.” Said Mr Hill.
The Australian Aboriginal Flag was first flown on National Aborigines Day, 12 July 1971 and is now recognized as a symbol of unity and identity of Aboriginal people.
Divided horizontally, the Black – represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, the Yellow disc – represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector and the Red – represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and the Aboriginals spiritual connection to the land.
\”It was an honour and privilege to present a new flag to Mr Hill today.\”Mr Ayres said.