Since 1999 Australians have celebrated our country’s rich cultural diversity through Harmony Day. Coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Australians unite in the colour orange to support different events that have been staged to showcase rich cultural backgrounds and traditions.
Mission Australia and Mission Australia Housing joined the annual Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre Australia Day BBQ again this year on what was one of the cloudier and cooler Australia Days of recent history. In spite of the weather, around 60 locals came along to share a burger and scones with jam and cream. Kids had a great time making paper planes, watching their balloon creations being made by the Balloon Lady and making badges with our friendly Mission Australia Youth Beat staff. The annual Gum Boot Throw provided one of the highlights of the day but most of us are still none the wiser about how best to fling a boot – please let us know if you have any tips!