Community unites in Burswood Park for Australia Day

  • 26 January 2022

Visitors to Burswood Park were encouraged to Reflect Respect Celebrate during a morning of entertainment and activities this Australia Day.

The diverse talent and culture in WA was showcased on the main stage, beginning with the Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony, which was beautifully delivered by Wadjuk Marman, Jonathan Ford. Thanks to Mr Ford and his team from Kambarang Services, the audience was then treated to traditional Aboriginal dancing, followed by African dance performed by Mubanga Culture.

Throughout the morning, attendees could enjoy a free sausage sizzle breakfast, have their faces painted, and try their hand at Aboriginal art and toolmaking supervised by the skilled craftspeople at Kambarang Services. There was also a display of vintage Holden cars.

The Reflect Respect Celebrate Community Breakfast aimed to inspire inclusivity this Australia Day, as we’re all part of the story.

“It’s been wonderful to see families and friends of all ages and backgrounds come together to enjoy such a range of activities this morning for Australia Day,” said Morgen Lewis, CEO of event organiser Auspire – Australia Day Council WA. “During an uncertain time for us in WA, it’s encouraging that we can spend today together with such a positive energy and atmosphere.”

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