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16th Coloured Diggers March

REDFERN: The Coloured Diggers March on Anzac Day was the 16th to be held. The day serves to commemorate the history of the First Peoples of Australia and New Zealand who served to protect their countries in armed conflicts overseas.

Starting at the Redfern Community Centre with a Welcome to Country from Aunty Barbara Simms, the event included dances by the Glen Dancers led by Glen Collis and the Bunja Bunja Butterfly Dancers led by Rayma Johnson.

Pastor Ray Minniecon was MC, and speeches were delivered by the NSW Governor Margaret Beazley, Sydney MP Tanya Plibersek, Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore and New Zealand Counsel General Bill Dobbie.

A wreath-laying service followed a march to Redfern Park.

Photo: Michelle Haywood

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