Reflect, respect, celebrate – we’re all part of the story.
On Australia Day, we reflect on our nation’s true history, which began tens of thousands of years ago with the First Australians – the world’s oldest living culture – and on the impact that European settlement had on our First Australians and their way of life.
We respect their extensive of knowledge of land, sea and sky, which allowed them to care for Country as they would a family member.
We reflect on our modern history – the waves of immigration that have shaped us into one of the world’s great multicultural success stories.
We respect that, regardless of where we come from, the faith we follow or the language we grew up speaking, we are all Australian and we all have a contribution to make.
And we celebrate our nation’s place in the world – a proud, ancient, multicultural nation built on shared values that allow us to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that other nations aspire to.
We celebrate Country and how the land and sky defines our Australian identity – from the saltwater to the freshwater, from the rainforest to the desert.
Join the Crookwell community on Australia Day
Crookwell will be holding a controlled outdoor gathering to celebrate Australia Day in 2021.
BBQ Breakfast, morning tea and entertainment followed by the Australia Day Awards ceremony with our Australia Day Ambassador Sandra Bates OAM.
Sandra was appointed Governing and Artistic Director of Ensemble Theatre in 1986. She has directed more than one hundred productions for the theatre during her 27 years at the helm. Sandra was made a Member in the Order of Australia in 2001 and was awarded the Variety Club Heart Award for her contribution to theatre in 2002.
Although free for the community to enjoy, this is a ticketed event and we ask that you follow all directions from COVID Safety Marshalls on the day. Tickets are available from the Crookwell Visitor Information Centre or online.
This event is delivered by Upper Lachlan Shire Council.