Sunday, June 21, 2009

World Refugee Day, Malak, Darwin

To raise the awareness of refugee-related issues, World Refugee Day events are held worldwide on 20 June each year.Darwin's World Refugee Day event was held at
Holzerland Park, Malak. Jeanette called in the afternoon to see if I was interested in going. I joined her in going although she was quickly asked to help with face painting the big queue of children.
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Jeanette with young boy she had face painted
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Kids at World Refugee Day
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It was a really great afternoon and evening with great dancing, food and colour and some sobering refugee films. It was organised by the local Melaleuca Refugee Centre and other organisations such as the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory
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There was a Citizenship ceremony as well,Jeanette chatted to this gentleman,
New citizen with jeanette
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World Refugee Day Films
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2 comments:

Zac said...

Hi Stephen,

My name is Zac and I work for Darwin Community Arts. We worked with melaleuca to put on World Refugee Day 2009 (though you may not have realised it!)

Anyhow, great photos. We were wondering if we would be able to put some of them up on our site: www.darwincommunityarts.org.au

It would be great if you could get back to us: projects@darwincommunityarts.org.au
or the landline: 89457347

apols but not sure how else to contact you!

Cheers

Zac

Zac said...

Hi Stephen,

My name is Zac and I work for Darwin Community Arts. We worked with melaleuca to put on World Refugee Day 2009 (though you may not have realised it!)

Anyhow, great photos. We were wondering if we would be able to put some of them up on our site: www.darwincommunityarts.org.au

It would be great if you could get back to us: projects@darwincommunityarts.org.au
or the landline: 89457347

apols but not sure how else to contact you!

Cheers

Zac