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We-Akon Dilinja dawns again

Published 10 January 2023
The Boonwurrung People, in partnership with the City of Port Phillip, invite everyone to attend the We-Akon Dilinja (Mourning Reflection) dawn ceremony on Thursday, 26 January.

Now in its fourth year, the free commemorative service starts at 5.45 am at Alfred Square, St Kilda.

The ceremony, supported by the National Australia Day Council, honours the past and realises a new united vision.

This moving event includes musical performances and a smoking ceremony.

Readings will be given by Mayor Heather Cunsolo and multi-faith representatives.

No bookings are required.

Full details will be soon be available at We-Akon Dilinja - City of Port Phillip

A livestream can also be viewed on that web page.

The traditional Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony will be held afterwards at the St Kilda Town Hall.

About 126 conferees from 46 countries will attend.

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