Thousands of people came along to enjoy the free community event proudly hosted by Hawkesbury City Council on Sunday, 26 January 2020 on the banks of the Hawkesbury River at Governor Phillip Park, Windsor.
As part of the special event, Council acknowledged the traditional custodians of the land, the Darug people, and showed respect for Elders past, present and future and extended that respect to all Aboriginal people.
The crowd enjoyed all that was on offer including the carnival rides, food trucks, outdoor bar by Easy Lane Windsor RSL, Hillbilly Cider, face painting, live entertainment, Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service, RAAF, NSW Police and State Emergency Service displays, roving entertainment and fireworks.
A special feature at the event was the photo tribute displayed on a large LED screen to acknowledge the heroic work of the Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service. Many of these photos were received from the local community and local Rural Fire Service Brigades.
Many community members also wrote thank you messages to the Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service at a special tribute table near the Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service display, which will be distributed to the 21 Rural Fire Brigades of the Hawkesbury.
The Office of Emergency Management offered support to community members and offered a quiet space at the event where people could talk or get some practical assistance from the Red Cross team and Service NSW.
Australia Day on the Hawkesbury was hosted by Hawkesbury City Council and sponsored by Windsor RSL, Richmond Club and Hillbilly Cider.
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