+ Monday January 20th, 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. Google is helping to promote it with a series of Google Assistant interactions and a Google Doodle.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week Google have teamed up with some of Australia’s greatest “artists, athletes, authors and thinkers” to create some great stories and a special Google Doodle.

The Google Doodle kicked off NAIDOC week yesterday in the form of a Doodle by Cheryl Moggs, a Bigambul woman from Goondiwindi and National NAIDOC poster competition winner for 2018. The Doodle honours Colleen Shirley Perry Smith (‘Mum Shirl’) a “social worker and humanitarian and activist committed to the justice and welfare of Aboriginal Australians.” If you missed it you can see the Google in the header image above.

Google Assistant is also getting in on the act with some stories and promoting what is going on for NAIDOC Week. To access these all you need to do it ask your Google Assistant ‘What are you doing for NAIDOC Week?’ or to ‘Share some inspirational indigenous voices’.

Some of the stories include stories from Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AC, MBE, Alexis Wright, Dr Jakelin Troy, Emily Wurramara, Angie Abdilla, Amy McQuire — all extremely successful Australians who have some great stories to tell.

Ausdroid strongly supports NAIDOC Week and encourage everyone to ask their Google Assistant for more information and some interesting and thought-provoking stories from the first Australians.

Source: Google Blog.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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