Tuesday, 16 March 2010

South Hurstville, Community Wall

This Community Wall is located beside King Georges Road in the southern suburb of South Hurstville. The project was a partnership between Kogarah City Council and Woniora Road School to encourage people to embrace diversity, tolerance and difference. Students from the school designed a mural that celebrates Australia's multicultural society, using a collection of flags which acknowledge the culturally diverse composition of the St George area. Harmony Day is celebrated on 21st March each year in Australia, on the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is part of the Diverse Australia Program and celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity. I'll be featuring some more muticultural subjects this week, leading up to Harmony Day.

34 comments:

  1. I can't see any Scandinavian flags - do you know why they are not there?

    BLOGitse

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  2. BLOGitse, I'm not sure how they chose the flags featured but I suspect it might have had something to do with the backgrounds of the students at the school. I know there are plenty of people with a Scandinavian background in Sydney but maybe not too many of them in this area.

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  3. What a wonderful program! And one that is needed everywhere to help rid all of our worlds of discrimination! Terrific shot for the day! Thanks!

    Sylvia

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  4. Nice sentiment and good that the young are encouraged to be aware of cultural diversity and celebrate same.

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  5. Great to get students involved. I have not of Harmony Day...

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  6. Diversity is a very very good word. I see my country's flag on that wall.

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  7. Evelyn Howard, we have a Harmony Day celebration in our workplace every year. People are encouraged to bring in some food from their background or another culture to share and wear something orange, the colour of Harmony Day.

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  8. If that's international flag, i spot Philippine flag far away on upper side where 4 flags in a row.

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  9. I tell you what, a community wall is a grand idea.

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  10. Yes! I see Italy flag!
    Great wall and great project!

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  11. What a great wall and a good activity for the students to be involved with.

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  12. What a great idea, a community wall! I guess the flags are of those people who contributed to it.

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  13. It is a good idea - brightens the place up as well.

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  14. a colorful way to remind people of the diversity in their community.

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  15. What a wonderful idea that is ! Found me my German and even the Greek flag. Hope that they are both friendly around there. A nice Tuesday for you.

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  16. Yes Robert, they are all almost always very friendly. People of Greek heritage are actually one of the biggest groups in the St George area. The ancestry of parents for people in Sydney in the 2006 census were English, Irish, Chinese, Scottish, Italian, Lebanese, Greek and German.

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  17. That is such a great wall and a good idea!

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  18. As long as Harmony Day is not confined to the wall only - lovely photo.

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  19. I can see my flag too.
    Great post and shot!

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  20. I have seen a tv series about great houses in Sydney,wonderful houses and very nice people!
    Have a nice day.
    kostas

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  21. Great program and picture! I must admit, the first thing I did was to look for the Norwegian flag. Couldn't see it! But I found my other flag, the Dutch!

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  22. It is a great idea...a community wall and Harmony Day.
    We celebrate it at our school but not in March.

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  23. Harmony Day, what a beautiful tradition!
    & this is such a nice representation.

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