The Australia Day celebration started with a big turnout at the sandcastle competition. This was followed by a flag-raising ceremony and keynote speech delivered by retired High Court Judge, His Honour, Justice Murray Gleeson.
The next day, there was an Australian Citizenship Ceremony where we welcomed four new Aussie citizens – Pia Funch Torres, Jim Drezet , Nicole Belliveau and Louise Gillespie.
Australia Day sandcastle competition
Australia Day flag ceremony and new citizens
Lower R, new citizens: Pia Funch Torres from Denmark, Nicole Belliveau from Canada, Jeremie Drezet from France and Louise Mary Gillespie from South Africa. Photos: The Lord Howe Island Signal
This article appeared in The Lord Howe Island Signal, 31 January 2023.