GALLERY: Cherbourg shows NAIDOC pride, passion
VOICE, Treaty, Truth.
That was the theme for 2019 NAIDOC events right across the country, and there were plenty of proud voices on show at Cherbourg's celebrations on Tuesday.
Cherbourg Mayor Arnold Murray was dressed to impress, sporting a smart indigenous tie and Aboriginal flag bandanna for the occasion.
Cr Murray conducted the official Welcome to Country to launch the cultural celebrations.
The large crowd was then treated to some outstanding indigenous performances, including a smoking ceremony and dancing from Kathy Fisher and the Koolaburra dancers.
The hard work of community members was then acknowledged as Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council presented community achievement awards.
The day of celebrations included a line-up of outstanding live music, cultural dancers, weaving, art activities, film screenings and fun activities for the kids.
One of the highlights was the popular talent quest which gave budding singers, actors, comedians and musicians the chance to show off their skills.
The indigenous line dancers also invited those who wanted to show off their boot-scooting skills to join them - an offer too good to refuse for some, including South Burnett Regional Council Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff.