Australia Day activities in 2017 will focus on Eskbank House with other celebrations also arranged across the area.
Eskbank House and Museum is the perfect venue to host Lithgow’s official Australia Day Ceremony, entertainment and activities on Thursday, 26 January 2017.
“It is a privilege to be a part of the official Australia Day Ceremony for 2017. Presenting the NSW Local Citizenship Awards and welcoming our newest Australian Citizens to Lithgow is at the centre of this special occasion”, said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Stephen Lesslie.
Giving the official Australia Day speech will be the Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Jeremy Jones AM. Mr Jones received the 2016 Stepan Kerkyasharian Medal for promoting Community Harmony and has been widely recognised for his contribution to multiculturalism and inter-faith movements.
The Australia Day Citizenship ceremony will commence at 10am at Eskbank House and Museum, located on Bennet Street in Lithgow. The Lions Club will serve free tea, coffee and other refreshments, and the Lithgow Highland Pipe Band will entertain guests as they gather for the ceremony.
Australia Day activities will also take place in other villages across the LGA, including Portland, Wallerawang and Rydal.
To get a copy of the final program for these events please visit Council’s website at www.lithgow.nsw.gov.au., or contact Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Naomi Parry on (02) 6354 9999.
Portland Australia Day
Celebrate Australia Day – Wolgan Street, PORTLAND
10am – 3pm – Thursday 26 January
10:00 – 10:45 Emily and Tape
10:45 – 11:15 Lithgow Line Dancers
11:15 – 12:00 Lithgow City Big Band
12:00 – 1:00 OFFICIAL CEREMONY
• Flag Raising 1st Portland Scouts
• National Anthem, Emily Bennett
• Ambassador Jeremy Jones AM
• Presentation of Local Awards
1:00 – 1:30 Highland Pipe Band
1:30 – 2:15 Absolute Dance Studio
2:15 – 2:30 McDonalds Colouring In Awards
2:30 – 3:00 Local Entertainment
• Balloons, flags and amusements for children
• Merry-go-round, jumping castle – courtesy
• Stalls – including Portland Tidy Towns
• Food and Refreshments
• Display of Vintage Vehicles
Other Local Activities
Portland Pool open 10am – 6pm, DJ music from 2pm
Coronation Hotel from 2pm – Nobby and the feral together with renowned poet – James Norton
Come along and support your local celebrations