Karratha marks special Indonesian day

Courtney FowlerPilbara News
More than 60 Karratha residents celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day at Cattral Park.
Camera IconMore than 60 Karratha residents celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day at Cattral Park. Credit: Pilbara News

More than 60 Karratha residents celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day earlier this month, at Cattral Park.

Many attended dressed in red and white, representing the Indonesian National Flag.

There were a lot of traditional games for kids 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 Expats 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 General 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.”

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