Western Australia Day commemorated in London

Monday 3 June Western Australians in London gathered to celebrate Western Australia Day, marking the establishment of the Swan River colony in 1829.

Western Australia Day, marking the establishment of the Swan River colony in 1829, was celebrated in London today.

Around 100 Western Australians and associates gathered for a commemorative service in The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, followed by a lunch reception at Australia House.

Following a commemorative service in The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, over 100 Western Australians and associates attended a lunch reception at Australia House.

Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive, Sam Walsh AO, a recent arrival to his post in London, gave the annual address during the church service. Mr Walsh spoke of the important transformation of Western Australia, from its infancy as a British colony in 1829 to the vibrant, multicultural and inclusive society of today.

We have established a modern, clean capital city with its steel and glass skyscrapers which, along with our regional towns and cities, are built on some of the oldest geological structures on Earth,” Mr Walsh said.

Mr. Walsh highlighted the multicultural face of WA today, with some 200 nationalities, 100 religious faiths and 170 languages spoken across the state.

Mr. Walsh said he was proud of Rio Tinto’s efforts to increase the recruitment of aboriginal workers. The Agent General, Kevin Skipworth also highlighted the importance of the State Government and resources companies working in partnership with WA’s local aboriginal communities so they can share the benefits of our mining activity, particularly through UK Jobs for Australians. For more details about Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa for UK.

The WA Agent General, Kevin Skip worth highlighted the importance of the State Government and resources companies working in partnership with WA’s local aboriginal communities so they can share the benefits of our mining activity, particularly through Jobs for Australians in UK.

“That we bring together so many Western Australians, so far from home year after year is testament to the value we place on kinship and our shared heritage. Click for Tier 5 UK Visa.

“It was a great pleasure to hear Sam Walsh address the congregation on this significant occasion. Sam is a role model to fellow Western Australians through his achievements in business and dedication to the community through culture and the arts in our state,” Mr Skipworth said.

The Australian High Commissioner to the UK, the Hon Mike Rann, Deputy High Commissioner, Andrew Todd and Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Manager, David Crook attended the commemorative events. Know more info about Youth Mobility Scheme Visa and Share Accommodation London

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