Woolyungah Indigenous Centre is the University’s Centre responsible for Indigenous student recruitment, access and support. Our programs aim to foster equity by supporting Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from entry to University, through to successful completion.
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- 2014 NATIONAL NAIDOC POSTER COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED AS UOW STUDENT HARRY PITT
Woolyungah Indigenous Centre are pleased to announce that UOW student and proud Torres Strait Islander man Harry Pitt, is the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition winner!
Mr Pitt’s concept for the poster depicts three brothers with their land behind them and the horizon before them. Their Elders are reflected in the water, giving the brothers the strength to overcome the challenges that may lie over the horizon.
Mr Pitt explains: ‘My work acknowledges the young men and women of today who are across the sea doing their very best to protect their home and serve their country, empowered by their ancestors. Our soldiers are embracing their heritage and protecting their homes, just as their ancestors did before them, only now they do this beyond the shores of their homeland’.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion, and National NAIDOC Committee co-chairs Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell, announced Mr Pitt’s submission, “Those who Stand to Defend our Land”, as the winning artwork for 2014.
Mr Mitchell said the winning entry cleverly reflected this year’s NAIDOC theme – Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.
“Those who Stand to Defend our Land is a powerful piece of work that tells a story about the young men and women who are doing their very best to protect their home and serve their country,” Mr Mitchell said.
Ms Martin said the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition received more than 110 great entries but the Committee was unanimous in its selection of Mr Pitt’s work.For more information, including details on how to order your copy of the poster, visit the NAIDOC website.