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The Governor’s WA Day Message 2022

I acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation from whose traditional lands we reside, and I pay my respects to their elders past and present.
To all of my fellow Western Australians, I wish you a happy WA Day.

Today we celebrate all that is wonderful about our great State. And, even though we are still facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that we, as Western Australians, will pull through it.

Over the past year, we have faced many uncertainties, including the fallout of the pandemic finally reaching our shores. And although we were fearful at first, Western Australians once again proved their resilience and care for one another by banding together to do the right thing.

This is an extension of the pioneering spirit that continues to draw people to this wild, vast land of rugged, natural beauty.

To borrow the vernacular of our young people, WA ‘hits different’.  From our unique Indian Ocean vantage point we watch the sun set into the water each evening.  Our climate zones – from the tropic north to the Mediterranean mid-coast and the cool south-west – harbour unique fauna and wonderful creatures of all kinds who thrive here in this special place unlike anywhere on Earth.

This year, we are asked to reflect upon what the acronym W.A. means or signifies to us.

Wealth Abundant.

World Acclaimed.

Winning Athletes.

To me, WA represents that We Acknowledge our past and our connection, and that together We’re Awesome!

We have much to be thankful for. And that’s truly worth celebrating.


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