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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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
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.