So, what’s WA Day all about? Just an excuse of a public holiday and fun street party?
WA Day commemorates the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth by European settlers in 1829. It was previously known as Foundation Day but the name was changed in April 2012 to recognise the much longer history of the Aboriginal people of the land.
As one of the oldest landforms in the world, Western Australia has a long and rich history that includes our unique environment, Indigenous culture, European exploration, colonial settlement and post-war migration and growth.
We want to celebrate all the things that make WA special on June 5th by bringing different cultures together for a big street party. There will be heaps of food, music, children’s activities and fires to keep warm.
Pic: Aboriginal smoking ceremony