Member for Lowan
The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is urging Lowan residents to take the time to acknowledge and celebrate this Australia Day, despite coronavirus restrictions impacting on some of the usual activities and events across the region.
“The Australia Day theme this year – Reflect. Respect. Celebrate – encourages us to take this opportunity to reflect on our history, to respect the stories of others and to celebrate our nation, its achievements and, most of all, our people,” Ms Kealy said.
“The story of Australia begins 60,000 years ago, with new chapters being written every day – we are all part of the story, from the Gunditj Mirring, Eastern Maar, Martang, Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples who have been here for many thousands of years, to those whose families go back generations and those who have come from all corners of the globe to call our wonderful country home.