NAIDOC Week

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our society.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme, 'Voice. Treaty. Truth', Westfield is highlighting the important role voice and language play in Indigenous culture. Westfield will pay respect to the language of local Indigenous communities by temporarily renaming our centres to their traditional names. For example, Westfield Parramatta has become Westfield Burramatta, meaning “the place where the eels lie down.” Where a direct translation of the centre name was not able to be found, we have acknowledged the traditional owners of the land.

You can explore the translations of our 36 centres across Australia below. A special thanks to every person and organisation that helped Westfield source this information.

Centres across Australia we will also be hosting events and activities throughout the week to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

Centre name and translation

Meaning or acknowledgement

Westfield Bondi Junction has become Westfield BoondiMeaning “the noise made by seawaves".
Westfield Eastgardens has become Westfield BidiagalWe respectfully acknowledge the Bidigal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Miranda has become Westfield DharawalWe respectfully acknowledge the Gweagal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Burwood has become Westfield WangalWe respectfully acknowledge the Wangal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Chatswood has become Westfield CammeraygalWe respectfully acknowledge the Cammeraygal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Hornsby has become Westfield TerramerregalWe respectfully acknowledge the Terramerregal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Hurstville has become Westfield BidgeegalWe respectfully acknowledge the Bidgeegal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Sydney has become Westfield GadigalWe respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Warringah Mall has become Westfield GarigalWe respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield KotaraKotara is an Arwarbukarl (Awabakal) word meaning “club”.
Westfield Parramatta has become Westfield BurramataMeaning “the place where the eels lie down”.
Westfield Tuggerah has become Westfield DarkinjungMeaning “people of the mountain, people of the sea”.
Westfield Carindale has become Westfield Yuggera UgarapulWe respectfully acknowledge the Yuggera Ugarapul people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Chermside has become Westfield Yuggera UgarapulWe respectfully acknowledge the Yuggera Ugarapul people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield CoomeraCoomera means “white mulberry”
Westfield Garden City has become Westfield Yuggera UgarapulWe respectfully acknowledge the Yuggera Ugarapul people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Helensvale has become Westfield CoombabahMeaning “the place of the teredo shipworm”.
Westfield North Lakes has become Westfield Kabi KabiWe respectfully acknowledge the Kabi Kabi people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Marion has become Westfield KaurnaWe respectfully acknowledge the Kaurna people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza has become Westfield KaurnaWe respectfully acknowledge the Kaurna people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield West Lakes has become Westfield KaurnaWe respectfully acknowledge the Kaurna people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Airport West has become Westfield WurundjeriWe respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Doncaster has become Westfield WurundjeriWe respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Plenty Valley has become Westfield WurundjeriWe respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Inc. – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield Geelong has become Westfield DjillongMeaning “tounge of land”.
Westfield Carousel has become Westfield MundayNamed after “the Whadjuk leader for the Beeloo region of Whadjuk Country”.
Westfield Innaloo has become Westfield NgoogenboroMeaning “sweet water”.
Westfield Whitford City has become Westfield MooroWe respectfully acknowledge the Whadjuk people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield BelconnenWe respectfully acknowledge the Ngambri and Ngunnawal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield WodenWe respectfully acknowledge the Ngambri and Ngunnawal people – the traditional owners of this land.
Westfield LiverpoolWe respectfully acknowledge the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation – the traditional owners of this land. We also acknowledge that the Dhurawal and Dharuk Nations continue to have a long-standing relationship with this country and its people.
Westfield Mt DruittWe respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which Westfield Mt Druitt stands.
Westfield PenrithWe respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which Westfield Penrith stands.
Westfield SouthlandWe respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which Westfield Southland stands.
Westfield Fountain GateWe respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which Westfield Fountain Gate stands.
Westfield KnoxWe respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land upon which Westfield Knox stands.

A special thanks to the following organisations that made this possible:

  • Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • La Perouse Land Council
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Metropolitan Aboriginal Local Land Council
  • Inner West Council
  • Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation
  • Awabakal Aboriginal Land Council
  • Gandagara Land Council
  • Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
  • Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Darkinjung Land Council
  • QLD South Native Title Services Ltd
  • Wurundjeri Tribe Land Council Incorporated
  • Boon Wurrung Foundation
  • Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
  • South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

What's on this week for NAIDOC:

Welcome to NAIDOC Week Corroboree

A corroborree is a way to pay respect to family, ancestors and animals by connecting to Mother Earth through song, language and dance. Join us to signify the beginning of NAIDOC Week.
Sunday 7 July, 12pm.
Find out more >

NAIDOC Week workshops

Tim from Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences, is a Ngiyampaa/Wiraduri man who has a strong connection to his country and culture. Tim and his team are helping us celebrate NAIDOC Week at Westfield Tuggerah by running interactive workshops for the whole family to enjoy.
Monday 8 July - Wednesday 10 July, 11am- 2pm
Find out more >

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