As Patron of Australia Day Council WA, (Auspire) the Governor helped launch Australia Day celebrations in WA today, signalling the start of a key week of events acknowledging WA’s 2021 Australian of the Year Award recipients.
The Governor and Ms Annus also hosted a special lunch at Government House to recognise and celebrate the four winners; Ms Grace Forrest – WA Young Australian of the Year, Ms Rebecca Prince-Ruiz – WA Local Hero, Professor Helen Milroy – WA Australian of the Year and Dr Richard Walley OAM – WA Senior Australian of the Year.
Photo: Ms Grace Forrest – WA Young Australian of the Year, Ms Rebecca Prince-Ruiz – WA Local Hero, Governor Beazley, Professor Helen Milroy – WA Australian of the Year and Dr Richard Walley OAM – WA Senior Australian of the Year.
Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards, with the Governor today wishing WA’s finalists the very best for the announcement of the national winners early next week.
Photo: The Governor offers his congratulations to WA’s 2021 Australian of the Year finalists and their guests at Government House.
Reflect, Respect, Celebrate – Australia Day Launch and Governor’s Australia Day Address
The official Australia Day Launch was held on the grounds of the WA Museum Boola Bardip this morning with the Governor invited to deliver his annual Australia Day Address.
“Now is a time for us all to come together to reflect, respect and celebrate the resilience of our nation and our people. We’re all part of the story that is Australia.
It is good to start a new year with a celebration such as this, an event which truly rejoices in extraordinary individuals within our community.
We are extremely proud of the WA finalists and their achievements, they inspire us, and my sincere congratulations to them all and my sincere thanks for the invaluable contribution they make to communities across Western Australia.”