AUSTRALIA Day was celebrated with fireworks, citizenship ceremonies and awards across the region on January 26. The Shire of Mundaring held its Australia Day citizenship and awards ceremony on Monday with 29 residents officially becoming Australian citizens. In the City of Swan six local groups and individuals were presented with the Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. Mayor Charlie Zannino said it was the highest number of awards the city had presented and those awarded were truly deserving for their community work. In the Shire of Kalamunda Australia Day was celebrated with a family-friendly event at the Kalamunda Water Park. Meanwhile the Town of Bassendean held their annual festival of fireworks at Ashfield Reserve attracting a crowd of 18,000.
About Sarah Brookes
Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.