Gallery: Australind’s Australia Day

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Organisers of the Australind Lions Club Australia Day breakfast said the event was the biggest event they had put on yet.

“It’s the biggest we’ve ever seen,” organiser Ron Knapp said.

“And we thought we were going to have a small crowd.”

Volunteers from the Australind Lions, St Nicolas’s Church, the SES, and the Leschenault Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade cooked up a storm on the barbecues.

“We had a really good crew, and they make some really fantastic food,” Mr Knapp said.

Wendy and Trevor Hebbard, of Myalup, with granddaughter Any-Grace Devlin, of Perth, enjoy the "absolutely magical" morning on the foreshore.
Camera IconWendy and Trevor Hebbard, of Myalup, with granddaughter Any-Grace Devlin, of Perth, enjoy the "absolutely magical" morning on the foreshore. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter

Entertainment was provided by local band WAD, with singer Joanne Foster also singing the National Anthem.

The Welcome to Country was done by Aboriginal elder Dennis Jetta and the Australind Scouts performed the flag-raising ceremony.

Thirteen people became Australian citizens at the event, hailing from homelands such as Ireland and Wales to Singapore, Serbia and the Netherlands.

Sue Stevens, of Brunswick, and Maureen Craig, of Australind, cook up a storm.
Camera IconSue Stevens, of Brunswick, and Maureen Craig, of Australind, cook up a storm. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson presented each new citizen with a certificate and a native Australian plant to symbolise setting down roots in their new home.

More pictures from the event:

Linda Fellows, of Pelican Point, and Gino Pacini, of Australind, show off their true colours for the day.
Camera IconLinda Fellows, of Pelican Point, and Gino Pacini, of Australind, show off their true colours for the day. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter
Australind SES manager Jessie Williams and deputy manager Kim Walter, both of Australind.
Camera IconAustralind SES manager Jessie Williams and deputy manager Kim Walter, both of Australind. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter
Jami Adamson, Cameron O'Brien, Penny Henare, and Nikyrah Williams, front, 8, all of Australind.
Camera IconJami Adamson, Cameron O'Brien, Penny Henare, and Nikyrah Williams, front, 8, all of Australind. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter
Bevan Fontanini, Alec Perella and Sam Palermo, all of Australind.
Camera IconBevan Fontanini, Alec Perella and Sam Palermo, all of Australind. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter
Eva and Sacha Hudson, of Leschenault, with Lincoln, Gayle, Anne-Elise and Tayler Douglas, of Dwellingup, finish the celebration breakfast at the playground.
Camera IconEva and Sacha Hudson, of Leschenault, with Lincoln, Gayle, Anne-Elise and Tayler Douglas, of Dwellingup, finish the celebration breakfast at the playground. Credit: Jacinta Cantatore / Harvey Reporter

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