Starting Point and Neighbourhood House at Ravenswood hosted their first ever NAIDOC Event, celebrating the richness of Aboriginal culture.
Starting Point and Neighbourhood House manager Nettie Burr said the facilities had done smaller events for NAIDOC before, but this was the first on a large-scale.
"We're all one community at the end of the day and that's certainly the message from today," Ms Burr said.
"The younger ones are the emerging generations and to have that culture and that sense of community is really important."
Children and adults partook in a number of NAIDOC-themed activities that included ochre painting, a smoke ceremony and Welcome to Country as well as kangaroo burgers.
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Aboriginal Elder Aunty Connie Goss held painting workshops, teaching younger generations about hers and their heritage.
"It's bringing two cultures together - Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals to show our art and what we do," Aunty Goss said.
"It's also traditional so our Elders in the past would have done the same thing."
Aunty Goss said it was nice for the Ravenswood community to come together and be united in respecting Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC.
"It's been a good day - Ravenswood can get a pretty bad stigma," she said.
"But today is bringing everyone together, there's no fighting, there's no arguing - they've come together as one community.
Aunty Goss added it was vital to teach children about Indigenous heritage.
"We've got to teach the young ones because once our culture's gone, it's gone," she said.