Australia Day: Locals recognised

Past Australia Day award recipients

Residents of Broken Hill will be recognised during the Australia Day ceremony today.

Organised by the Broken Hill City Council, the special presentation at the Civic Centre auditorium will pay tribute six locals.

The flag raising and Welcome to Country will take place before the official proceedings reveal this year’s Citizen of the Year across three categories.

Eight community members will also be presented with their citizenship certificates as part of the program.

The 2022 theme for Australia Day is “Reflect, Respect and Celebrate.”

Australia Day Ambassador for Broken Hill this year is disability advocate Bronte Hendricks.

“I’m so excited to be in Broken Hill – it’s my first time here,” she said.

“It’s giving me the opportunity to share my story and hopefully that can inspire others.

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“I think Australians are resilient and this is a time to share those stories.”

Ms Hendricks has dedicated her life to those with disabilities and was nominated for Young Australian of the Year in 2021.

The ceremony will be a COVID-safe event and masks are required to be worn while indoors and not eating or drinking. Attendees must complete a QR code sign-on.

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