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Media Release

Fiji Day Celebrations Down Under

Fiji Day Celebrations Down Under

11th October 2012: Fiji Day Celebrations commenced on the Gold Coast, Queensland yesterday(10th October 2012), with others planned for the coming weeks in Fijian Communities around Australia.

The Fiji High Commission attended the Gold Coastcelebration yesterday, which saw around 300 former Fiji residents and friends of Fiji gather to commemorate Fiji’s 42nd anniversary of independence.

The celebration also served to formally welcome the Fiji Sevens Team ahead of this weekend’s IRB Gold Coast Sevens Tournament.

Fiji Day Celebrations Down Under1

In thanking the Gold Coast Fiji Community for their diligencein honouring Fiji Day, Acting Head of Mission Cheryl Brown-Iravaalso reiterated the Prime Minister’s message of reflection on what each Fijian could do to help build a better Fiji for all.

With some 65,000 Fijians resident in Australia, High Commission will be further represented at the upcoming Fiji Day celebrations in Perth, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne and South Australia over the next few weekends and will take the opportunity to brief Fiji Communities on the progress of Constitutional and Electoral reforms and provide consular assistance.

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(Caption Photo 1:Fiji High Commission Acting Head of Mission, Cheryl Brown-Irava, Gold Coast Fiji Community President EroniVuibau and Fiji Sevens Team & Management celebrate Fiji Day down-under at the Gold Coast, Queensland
Caption Photo 2: Fiji Sevens Team & Management join the Fiji Gold Coast Community Fiji Day celebrations)