Mayor Wendy Waller welcomed back Fiji's PM Frank Bainimarama to Liverpool for Fiji Day celebrations.
The council held a welcome lunch for him at the William Inglis Hotel. Fiji Day is an annual celebration of Fijian culture and 1970 independence. Liverpool has one of the largest Fijian communities with over 6500 Fiji-born residents. "I had a wonderful time celebrating Fiji Day with our Fijian-Australian community in Woodward Park last Saturday," Mrs Waller said. "Our Fijian-Australian brothers and sisters have long added to Liverpool's rich multicultural tapestry. It makes our city a welcoming, harmonious place to live, work and learn." More than 10,000 people from across Sydney attended to celebrate Fiji Independence Day. Some food stalls even ran out of food. Woodward Park has long been the venue for Fiji Day Celebrations.
Residents will remember those who served with a service in Liverpool library's forecourt on Remembrance Day, next Monday, 10.30am to 11.30am. "On November 11, 1918 the guns fell silent after five years of war and an Armistice was signed to end WWI and bring peace," Mrs Waller said. "The people of Liverpool sacrificed a great deal during this time and lost many of their sons and daughters to this terrible conflict. We will remember service people from Liverpool and across Australia who served our country in all armed conflicts and the families at home who supported them." You're invited to join the council at the service conducted by the Liverpool RSL sub-branch.