In Pictures: Australia Day celebrated across the Shire of Harvey

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Kasper JohansenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Shire of Harvey Australia Day celebrations 2022.
Camera IconShire of Harvey Australia Day celebrations 2022. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R

Shire of Harvey residents donned their masks as they packed parks, showgrounds and recreational centres for community breakfasts set to kick off the region’s Australia Day celebrations.

The hall of the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre was filled with a smorgasbord of classic Aussie breakfast foods for a community breakfast to begin the town’s January 26 celebrations.

After a joint chorus of the Australian National Anthem, Noongar elder Lesley Ugle gave a welcome to country backed by the sounds of the digeridoo — played by Whudjuk man Dakota Baker — with new residents being officially sworn in during the Shire of Harvey’s citizenship ceremonies.

Live-streamed via Harvey Community radio, the town’s celebrations were heard from across the globe to make sure the families of new citizens did not miss out.

Harvey Lions club representative Rob Newby and Harvey Fire and Rescue Service captain Jim Britza carry the flags.
Camera IconHarvey Lions club representative Rob Newby and Harvey Fire and Rescue Service captain Jim Britza carry the flags. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Harvey’s Austrlia Day breakfast 2022.
Camera IconHarvey’s Austrlia Day breakfast 2022. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Sylvia Peacock and Judy Kealley.
Camera IconSylvia Peacock and Judy Kealley. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Greg Evans, Paula Bradley and Tracey-Ann Davis.
Camera IconGreg Evans, Paula Bradley and Tracey-Ann Davis. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Johanna Thomas, Kristi Crognale, Demi Crognale, Javan Hughes and Roldan Thomas.
Camera IconJohanna Thomas, Kristi Crognale, Demi Crognale, Javan Hughes and Roldan Thomas. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Jake Baggetta, Teresa Aerace and Sylvana Olimpio.
Camera IconJake Baggetta, Teresa Aerace and Sylvana Olimpio. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Noongar elder Lesley Ugle gives the welcome to country.
Camera IconNoongar elder Lesley Ugle gives the welcome to country. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R

Ridley Place Foreshore was packed with residents, State Emergency Service members as well as community clubs and soon-to-be citizens for Australind’s Australia Day celebrations.

After a classic Australian breakfast of bacon, eggs and baked beans Australind residents could be heard singing the Australian National Anthem led by local band The Skeleton Crew.

Welcomed to country by Noongar elder and pastor Dennis Jetta, the new citizens gave the pledge and were sworn in by Shire of Harvey president Paul Gillett.

Mick Breheny, Morgan Troy, 6, and Dan Troy at the Australind Australia Day celebrations.
Camera IconMick Breheny, Morgan Troy, 6, and Dan Troy at the Australind Australia Day celebrations. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Kayden Deeble, 11, with his grandad Gino Bacini at the Australind Australia Day celebrations.
Camera IconKayden Deeble, 11, with his grandad Gino Bacini at the Australind Australia Day celebrations. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
State Emergency Service members Michael Payne, Natalya Oram, Shari Mackay, Vrydar Holmes and Beverly Miller.
Camera IconState Emergency Service members Michael Payne, Natalya Oram, Shari Mackay, Vrydar Holmes and Beverly Miller. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Australind’s Australia Day breakfast.
Camera IconAustralind’s Australia Day breakfast. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
The Skeleton Crew playing Australian classics at Australind’s Australia Day celebrations.
Camera IconThe Skeleton Crew playing Australian classics at Australind’s Australia Day celebrations. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Ed Jennings and Linda McBrierty.
Camera IconEd Jennings and Linda McBrierty. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Elder and pastor Dennis Jetta gives a welcome to country at Australind’s Australia Day celebrations.
Camera IconElder and pastor Dennis Jetta gives a welcome to country at Australind’s Australia Day celebrations. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Australind residents enjoying the Australia Day celebrations.
Camera IconAustralind residents enjoying the Australia Day celebrations. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R

Brunswick held its Australia Day breakfast at the Tom Pearson Pavilion, decorated with flags, signs and filled with food, the morning saw a turnout of about 170 residents.

Citizen of the year award winners were announced, with Thomas Cross winning the Young Community Citizen of the Year Award, Julianne Hill the Community Citizen of the Year award and the Brunswick Agricultural Society winning the Active Citizen Award for a Community Group.

Brunswick Lions Club president Ron Arkwright with Community Citizen of the Year award winners Julianne Hill, Thomas Cross and Mark Talbot.
Camera IconBrunswick Lions Club president Ron Arkwright with Community Citizen of the Year award winners Julianne Hill, Thomas Cross and Mark Talbot. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R
Craig and Margret Carbone.
Camera IconCraig and Margret Carbone. Credit: Kasper Johansen/Harvey-Waroona R

The Binningup Country Club held its Australia Day morning tea, with more than 50 locals embracing the event and enjoying good food and good company.

Several volunteers worked tirelessly to provide the community with a delicious breakfast that satisfied all comers.

After breakfast, Harvey Shire deputy president Michelle Campbell spoke and named Sue Della as Binningup’s Community Citizen of the Year, much to the delight of those in attendance.

Harvey Shire deputy president Michelle Campbell with Binningup's Community Citizen of the Year, Sue Della
Camera IconHarvey Shire deputy president Michelle Campbell with Binningup's Community Citizen of the Year, Sue Della Credit: Luke McPherson
The volunteers at the Binningup Country Club's Australia Day morning tea
Camera IconThe volunteers at the Binningup Country Club's Australia Day morning tea Credit: Luke McPherson

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