Rather than hosting their public activities on the official Australia Day, the city of Fremantle, W.A recognised that January 26 is not a date that many Australians want to celebrate on and instead, put together a culturally-inclusive alternative two days later.
A morning smoking ceremony kicked off the day's events, which was conducted by elders at the Fremantle Roundhouse - a place where Aborginal men were imprisoned, then taken to Rottnest Island where many did not return. The ceremony was to cleanse the area of bad spirits and recognise the city of Fremantle's efforts to heal the wounds of Aboriginal people.
The 'One Day' concert was held in the afternoon and moved into early evening with national music artists Mama Kin, John Butler and Dan Sultan playing to an audience of thousands; great family atmosphere and harmony filled the Esplanade Park.
All images by Jean-Paul Horre