South West Migrant Memorial launch in Bunbury

Hundreds of people packed into Bunbury’s Queens Gardens on Saturday, November 24 for the South West Migrant Memorial launch.

The day was a celebration of multiculturalism with a variety of food and entertainment from across the globe on offer.

People were able to see just over 500 names on the memorial who were non-english speaking migrants who moved to the region.

The official ceremony was kicked off by MC Simon Healy and then the national anthem sung by Penelope Martella.

South West Migrant Memorial Committee Chairman Louis Tuia spoke and said it was one of the proudest days of his life.

Reverend Gerard Holohan blessed the memorial before project manager Charlie Martella spoke.

Mr Martella spoke about the hard work which went into the memorial and thanked everyone who put in long hours to get the project finished.

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan finished the ceremony by officially opening the sculpture to the public.

Photos by Jemillah Dawson.