40 Year Anniversary

Join Awabakal as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary - 2017 will be a year of reflecting on our extensive history.

Since 1977 Awabakal has be providing imperative health care, aged care and family services to Aboriginal people in the wider Newcastle region.

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40 Year Anniversary


In marking our 40 year history, Awabakal hosted a 40th Anniversary Dinner in July for all our community to enjoy. 


The Anniversary Dinner celebration was a huge success with over 400 people joining us to mark the special occasion at Wests New Lambton on Friday 7 July.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who played a part in bringing the event to life, in particular to our Board of Directors and our wonderful sponsors – Yarnteen, Wandiyali, Headjam, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, PWC, Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Saretta Art & Design, Forsythes Technology, The Wollotuka Institute and SEARCH. Without your support, this event would not have been the success it was.

We had some great speeches throughout the night, with some of our Elders sharing their memories of Awabakal with us. On top of that we had so many great entertainers including the amazing Casey Donovan, Street Warriors, Nu Roads and Jacob Ridgeway.

It was a wonderful evening of celebration and we were thrilled to be able to recognise and acknowledge some of our founding individuals and families for their contribution in front of so many important people in our community.

We look forward to sharing many more years of success in the future.


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