Tag: Australia Day

(I am) Australia(n) Day

City of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg, Australia Day 2019

Glenelg beach, South Australia, 26 January 2019 In other cities ¬†‘change the date’ or ‘invasion day’ demonstrations, and counter demonstrations, disrupted this year’s Australia Day celebrations. In Adelaide, as is often the case, it was a completely different vibe. At the City of Holdfast Bay’s citizenship ceremony at Glenelg beach, a quiet revolution was underway

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Ozday 2017

Whilst some Australia Day events were greeted with “invasion day” protests in the major cities (including a peaceful one in Adelaide), here in Glenelg we welcomed the newest Australians into the community and honoured¬†the achievements of local residents in a ceremony that celebrated the modern multi-cultural Australia. On 26 January 1788 the “First Fleet” carrying

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Citizen can!

What could be more optimistic than a new citizenship ceremony? A new home. A fresh start. New opportunities. For some- security. For others- a reunion with loved ones, or the chance just to be themselves. For all- the end of a long, long journey. A new life. A life defined by optimism.