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Koorie Night Market Occupies Northcote

On 17 December, the Northcote Town Hall will be transformed into a melting pot of cultural activity as the open air ‘Koorie Night Market’ occupies the town square.

With over 150 stall holders selling a huge range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts, and food, it’s a great chance to find that perfect last-minute Christmas gift.

The Koorie Night Market promotes Indigenous culture as well as providing financial independence for many local Indigenous people.

This month’s market has been funded by the Inner North Community Foundation to further social outcomes such as providing sustainable incomes and pathways to employment for local Indigenous people. The Executive Officer of the Inner North Community Foundation, Sharon Nathani, says “it gives vendors the opportunity to experience generating their own income andbeing self employed. It’s a fantastic way to provide meaningful and long term employment for the Indigenous community.”

The market also provides a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. As well as market stalls, there is music and dance which give audiences the chance to discover traditional Indigenous performances or be entertained by a variety of talented singers and bands. It’s a fun and exciting way to get in touch with your Koorie side or the Koorie within.

The Koorie Night Market starts at 4pm and finishes at 7pm. Join the throng of late afternoon and evening activity at Northcote Town Hall’s town square on High Street, Northcote.