Three Springs Raises the Indigenous Flag - Monday 11 May 2020
This morning saw the Shire of Three Springs raise the Indigenous flag at the Shire Admin Office. The journey to flying the flag began back in 2019, when Shire passed a resolution to install another flagpole and fly the indigenous flag.
The Shire of Three Springs Community Strategic Plan - Foundation 4: Civic Leadership; states that we are a “Collaborative and forward thinking community that is guided by strong leadership.”
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the raising of the flag was a small private ceremony, attended by Shire President Chris Lane, CEO Keith Woodward and local indigenous leaders Darryl Dalgetty, Elaine Walley and Lisa Dalgetty, as well as Three Springs WAPOL officers and members of the TS Primary School staff.
Cr Lane stated “The Shire of Three Springs is proud to recognise the contribution of the traditional owners of this land, the Yamatji people, have given to our communitiy over the years. It is appropriate that we recognise this by flying the Aboriginal flag.”
Darryl and Elaine addressed the guests about the importance of recognition of the local indigenous people, and then Elaine was invited to raise the flag for the first time. The ceremony was followed by a short morning tea.