INDIGENOUS service personnel were honoured as part of this year’s NAIDOC festivities in Gloucester on Sunday.
Uncle Will Paulson delivered a moving tribute to indigenous service personnel before a flag raising ceremony and playing of the Last Post.
Earlier, Aunty Tracey Andrews had welcomed more than 200 guests to Billabong Park for the NAIDOC festivities in the traditional Worimi language.
Local school children released balloons to symbolise fallen indigenous soldiers while a piper played Amazing Grace.
Sunday’s family day activities included a demonstration by NSW Fire and Rescue and a display by NSW Ambulance and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Children enjoyed activites including a jumping castle, face and boomerang painting.
Steve Lombardi entertained the large crowd with his traditional dance routine while high school band Red Tape performed.
Gloucester Public students also performed a traditional dance.