Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service celebrates 30th birthday
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Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service celebrates 30th birthday

Congratulations to the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Narrabundah which is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday.

There is a big community celebration on from 10.30am to 2.30pm at its headquarters in Boolimba Crescent, with music and activities for the kids including a petting zoo.

Winnunga was established in 1988 by local Aboriginal people inspired by the national mobilisation of people around the opening of the new Parliament House in May and the visit by the Queen

The late Olive Brown, a particularly inspirational figure who worked tirelessly for the health of Aboriginal people, saw the need to set up a temporary medical service at the Tent Embassy site in Canberra and this proved to be the beginning of Winnunga.

The service provides health care to people living in the ACT and across the border. Its services also mums and bubs, elders swimming and healthy cooking groups.

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The artist, Uncle Mick  Huddleston painted a truck owned by Danny Palmer, husband of the services CEO Julie Tongs, in a traditional design to celebrate its milestone.

Danny Palmer's truck is a mobile billboard for the service.

Danny Palmer's truck is a mobile billboard for the service.

"Danny carts produce out from a farm in Gippsland, Victoria to ALDI in Sydney so he runs up and down the Hume Highway twice a week to make sure the fresh produce arrives on time for daily deliveries around Sydney,'' Julie said.

"Danny is proud to be a mobile billboard for Winnunga Nimmityjah.It’s been a big hit with overseas tourists stopping to take photos when he is parked at truck stops.''

Artist Mick Huddleston with the truck he painted for Danny Palmer to help advertise the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Artist Mick Huddleston with the truck he painted for Danny Palmer to help advertise the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

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