National NAIDOC Week 2022

As part of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations, Buslines Group provided free bus services to and from events in several of our communities and unveiled buses wrapped in our commissioned artwork, ‘Connecting Along the Journey’, by Gamilaroi country artist Amy Allerton of Indigico Creative.  Buslines Group is also supporting several NAIDOC Week events that will be held later this year.

Tamworth Buslines supported NAIDOC Week celebrations in Tamworth in a few different ways, providing transport for the Gomeroi Dance Company, free travel to any person travelling out to the Family Fun Day at the Sports Dome, and a shuttle service from the CBD to the Sports Dome which complemented the existing Route 435 Service.  At the Family Fun Day, Tamworth Buslines partnered with Transport for NSW and provided information about school bus safety, timetables, fares and provided giveaways to people attending the day.  The NAIDOC Committee and customers were very grateful for the assistance and help that was provided, especially when the Family Fun Day venue changed at short notice due to the wet weather.

NAIDOC Week in Griffith was a time to unite, celebrate and reflect. Griffith Buslines joined in these celebrations by offering a free bus shuttle to and from the NAIDOC Family Fun Day hosted by the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Centre.  The event included an Elders tent, a carnival and pony rides, photo booth, a reptile show, a teenager chill-out zone and arts and craft activities.

Dubbo Buslines provided a shuttle bus to transport people to and from the Family Fun Day which followed the NAIDOC Memorial March in Macquarie Street.  Bus Driver Marsha Riley said the day was very successful and everyone who attended had a great day in spite of the rain.  Attendees enjoyed games, activities, a Fire Stick Farming demonstration, cultural dancers, and First Nations stalls of food and handcrafted items.

Unfortunately, the NAIDOC Aboriginal Men’s Golf Challenge was postponed due to the wet weather.  Forster Buslines will provide transportation and golf shirts for the Forster community to attend the event where the Forster community play against the Port Macquarie and Taree communities to win the NAIDOC Challenge Shield.  The event, which is in its 20th year, provides an opportunity for men to come together, participate and have a yarn about their health, families and life in general.   

Buslines Group is proud to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our communities and to continue our journey toward reconciliation.