Hundreds march through Katherine for NAIDOC 2018 | photos, video

MARCH ATTRACTS HUNDREDS: The largest ever crowd marched down Katherine Terrace today to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018.
MARCH ATTRACTS HUNDREDS: The largest ever crowd marched down Katherine Terrace today to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018.

This year’s NAIDOC Week march has seen the largest crowd to date come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Katherine NAIDOC Committee chair, Rodney Hoffman said about 700 people, 200 more than previous years, gathered for the march. 

Mr Hoffman said the unprecedented turnout caused high emotion.

“The turnout from the town and the cross section of the community was outstanding today,” he said. 

“It was great to particularly see a lot of non-Indigenous people take part.

“It sort of brought a tear to my eye seeing the whole town come together.”

Starting at O’Shea Park with banners and flags, hundreds marched through the main street of Katherine, and ended up at Lennox Street Complex. 

Have a look through the full coverage of the event. 

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