Australia Day 2021 was celebrated at the Shire of Harvey with a citizenship ceremony and annual awards were presented to well-deserving community members.
The Shire of Harvey celebrated Australia Day 2021 at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre with a celebration breakfast and ceremony.
Lesley Ugle conducted a moving Welcome to Country "Country to us is about our journeys, our relationships and our intimate connectedness to places, people and culture. It is about a call and response of acknowledgment."
The Shire welcomed 38 new Australian Citizens and well-deserving community members were recognised for their efforts through the Annual Australia Day awards ceremony.
Congratulations to the following community members and community groups who received an Australia Day Award:
We would also like to thank Ros Foster and her husband Richard, the pastor of the Australind Baptist Church, who donated 26 bibles for the citizenship ceremony.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.