A day of celebration
More than 60 Karratha residents celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day this month at Cattrall Park.
Many dressed in red and white, representing colours of the Indonesian flag.
There were traditional games for children and adults to enjoy and delicious Indonesian food to share.
Indonesian-born resident Sari Mort said the occasion on August 17 marked the 70th anniversary of Indonesia as an independent nation.
“The event served as a great cultural reference point for the Aussie kids with Indonesian heritage,” she said.
“It was also a reminder of home for Indonesian ex-pats living and working in the area.
“There are approximately 23 families here — it’s like a big extended family.”
Ms Mort thanked the Indonesian consulate in Perth for helping to fund the celebration.
“It was only our second time holding the Independence Day celebrations in Karratha, we hope to do an even bigger event next year,” she said.
“We try to meet up every couple of months, our next event will be a family dinner in October.
“It will be a good chance for any new families to get to know the rest of the Indonesian community in the area.”
For more information or to stay connected, visit the Indonesian Community in Karratha and Surrounding Areas page on Facebook.
More than 60 Karratha residents celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day at Cattrall Park.
Tina Parish and Sari Mort at the celebrations.