Our Ambassador's 2021 Australia Day Experiences
On Australia Day 2021, some of our incredible Australia Day Council Ambassadors attended local South Australian Australia Day events.
As one of the biggest seasons for the Ambassador Program, 2021 saw our three brand new Australia Day Ambassadors (Joel Bayliss, Professor Alison Mackinnon AM and Kate Swaffer) represent the Australia Day Council at local council events, as well as three of our past Citizen of the Year Award recipients (Ingrid Kennerly, Caitlin and Joseph McMahon).
After the unpredictable year that was 2020, these Australia Day events provided many councils the opportunity to have their local communities gather for the first time in almost a year to celebrate the hardships overcome, welcome Australia's newest citizens and recognise outstanding local community members.
From welcoming new Australian citizens to attending Citizen of the Year Award ceremonies, our Australia Day Council Ambassadors were able to not only witness, but also be a part of these special local community events.
See the allocation list below
|Adelaide Hills Council||Shazia Choudhry|
|Adelaide Plains Council||Bill Denny AM BM|
|Campbelltown City Council||Mem Fox AM|
|City of Adelaide||Edgar Agius OAM JP|
|City of Adelaide||Professor Rob Morrison OAM|
|City of Charles Sturt||Jenny Williams|
|City of Holdfast Bay||Katrina Webb OAM|
|City of Marion||John Raymond Shepherd AM|
|City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters||Vikram Madan OAM VSM|
|City of Playford||Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM|
|City of Prospect||Ivan Copley OAM|
|City of Unley||Joel Bayliss|
|City of West Torrens||Carole Whitelock|
|Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council||Cate Fowler AM|
|Coorong District Council - Tailem Bend||Lynn Hill|
|Coorong District Council - Tintinara||Lynn Hill|
|District Council of Cleve||Ingrid Kennerley|
|District Council of Elliston||Michael O'Connell AM APM|
|District Council of Grant||Caitlin & Joseph McMahon|
|District Council of Karoonda East Murray||Peter Goers OAM|
|District Council of Yankalilla||Anthony Fioravanti|
|Light Regional Council||Professor Alison Mackinnon AM|
|Mount Barker District Council||David Malinda|
|Port Augusta City Council||Vicky Welgraven|
|Port Pirie Regional Council||Kate Swaffer|
|Southern Mallee District Council - Pinnaroo||Bruce Macky|
|Southern Mallee District Council - Lameroo||Michele Lally|
|Tatiara District Council||Professor Peter Langridge|
|The Barossa Council||Wayne Anthoney OAM|
|The Rural City of Murray Bridge||Dr Bob Irving|
|Wakefield Regional Council||Paul Rosenzweig|
|Wattle Range Council||Samela Harris|
|York Peninsula Council||Michael Angelakis AM JP|
See below for some snapshots from local Australia Day events across the state and the speeches delivered by our Ambassadors.
Light Regional Council - Professor Alison Mackinnon AM
Professor Alison Mackinnon AM pictured with Mayor Bill O'Brien and Citizen of the Year recipient Megan McWaters.
Yankalilla District Council - Anthony Fioravanti
|Anthony Fioravanti pictured with Ahmed Zreika from the SA Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission.|
City of Playford - Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM
Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM pictured with attendees of the City of Playford's Australia Day Celebrations.
City of West Torrens - Carole Whitelock
Carole Whitelock pictured with Mayor Michael Coxon and a new Australian citizen.
Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council - Cate Fowler AM
Cate Folwer AM pictured with Mayor Wayne Thomas.
Mount Barker District Council - David Malinda
|David Malinda pictured with Mayor Ann Ferguson OAM and Citizen of the Year recipients.||David Malinda pictured with Mayor Ann Ferguson OAM and special guests.|
City of Prospect - Ivan Copley OAM
Ivan Copley OAM pictured with Mayor David O'Loughlin and Citizen of the Year recipients.
Port Pirie Regional Council - Kate Swaffer
|Kate Swaffer pictured with Mayor Leon Stephens and a representative from the Country Fire Service .||Kate Swaffer pictured with the Country Fire Service team.Kate Swaffer pictured with the Country Fire Service team.|
District Council of Grant - Caitlin & Joseph McMahon
2020 South Australian Young Citizen of the Year Caitlin McMahon and 2019 South Australian Young Citizen of the Year Joseph McMahon at the District Council of Grant's Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award presentations.
Coorong District Council - Lynn Hill
Lynn Hill pictured with Citizen of the Year
recipient Angela Tomkinson.
Lynn Hill pictured with
Community Project of the Year recipient: Tintinara Cinema,
Citizen of the Year recipient: Keith Harkness
and Community Event of the Year: Corona Cup Trivia Night.
City of Campbelltown - Mem Fox AM
Mem Fox pictured at the City of Campbelltown Citizen of the Year Award ceremony.
York Peninsula Council - Michael Angelakis AM JP
Michael Angelakis AM JP at the York Peninsula Council's Australia Day Celebration.
District Council of Karoonda East Murray - Peter Goers OAM
Peter Goers OAM at the District Council of Karoonda East Murray Australia Day Awards and Celebration.
Tatiara District Council - Professor Peter Langridge
Professor Peter Langridge at the Tatiara District Council's Australia Day Celebrations at Mundulla.
Port Augusta City Council - Vicky Welgraven
Vicky Welgraven picture with Mayor Brett Benbow, Citizen of the Year recipient
and The Honourable Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP.
Wattle Range Council - Samela Harris
|Samela Harris at the Wattle Range Council's Southend Australia Day BBQ & Fun.||Young Citizen of the Year Award recipient Ebonie Moulton.|
Click here to read Samela's blog post about her Australia Day experience with the Wattle Range Council
Aus Day in the Mall - Professor Rob Morrison OAM
Professor Rob Morrison OAM at the opening of the Aus Day in the Mall.
Adelaide Plains Council - Bill Denny AM BM
Bill Denny pictured with Adelaide Plains Council Citizen of the Year Pat Thompson.
District Council of Cleve - Ingrid Kennerley
Southern Mallee District Council - Pinnaroo - Bruce Macky
Bruce Macky pictured with:
Community Event of the Year recipient: The local pastor, great Easter Egg Hunt (COVID safe)
2021 Citizen of the Year, 2020 Citizen of the Year, and Mr Gam, Councillor and MC.
The Barossa Council - Wayne Anthoney OAM