Harmony Day 2012 was celebrated on March 21 at Kidstown, a joint collaboration by the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, Uniting Care-Cutting Edge, Voices for Harmony, Shepparton Interfaith Network and the City of Greater Shepparton Cultural Development Office.
The message of Harmony Day for 2012 is that Everyone Belongs, which means all Australians are a welcome part of our country, regardless of their background. It's a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, recognising the traditional owners of this land. It's also about community participation, inclusiveness and respect – celebrating the different cultures that make Australia a great place to live.
The Goulburn Valley has a vast mix and diversity of cultural backgrounds. On this day, we captured some of these diverse backgrounds, and interviewed several persons on their experiences of cultural harmony and the issues confronting settlers in the Goulburn Valley.