Grants and awards | January 23, 2018

Celebrate Australia Day across Lowan - Southern

Australia Day is a day to spend time with family and friends, to recognise the volunteers in our community and to reflect on our unique a way of life and national character according to Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP.

Ms Kealy said local Australia Day events were being held in towns across Lowan providing an opportunity to welcome new citizens and celebrate everything that is great about Australia.

“Australia Day is for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began, to reflect on being Australian, celebrate our way of life and acknowledge our history,” Ms Kealy said.

“It is about acknowledging and celebrating the contribution that every Australia makes to our nation. From our traditional owners represented through Gunditj Mirring, Eastern Maar and Martang – who have been here for many thousands of years – to those whose families go back generations – to those who have come more recently from all corners of the globe to call our country home.

“These events are a chance to celebrate the people who make our region special; and to welcome new Australians who are going to make our community even stronger.

“Citizens of the Year will be recognised across many towns in Lowan on Australia Day. These people have worked tirelessly to make our region a better place to live.

“Enjoy your Australia Day whether than means putting a sausage on the barbie, attending a public event or simply getting together with family and friends.

“I thank all the community groups and councils who are hosting the community celebrations and making this public recognition possible,” she said.

Ms Kealy will be attending Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton this year.

For a full list of local Australia Day events, check local newspapers or contact your local council.

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