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Yilgarn Australia Day Celebration
On January 26th Australians all over the country are celebrating! In 1788 a fleet of ships landed at what is now Sydney, Australia with a load of prisoners from England. Whilst the public holiday marks the beginning of the British Penal Colony the day has become a day for Australians to celebrate what it means to be Australian, displaying their love for their country.
Southern Cross hosts an afternoon of celebrations on January 26th, with a BBQ, children's activites and games, such as a bouncy castle, award presentation and an outdoor movie later in the evening. Held at the Sports Complex/Oval many locals brave the heat of the afternoon to enjoy celebrating being Australian with a free sausage sizzle, a drink and a laugh with fellow Australians.
For more information about Australia Day visit: www.australiaday.gov.au
On April 25th men, women and children around Australia remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Service personnel who fought to protect our country. In Southern Cross a dawn service and an 11am service are held at Memorial Hill, Antares Street to pay respect.
For more information on the event details contact the Shire during April on 08-9049 1001.
King of the Cross
The Southern Cross Motorcycle Club is famous for holding its annual King of the Cross. This prestigious motorcross event is the richest race in Western Australia with prize money totalling $30,000. The event takes place on the first weekend of August at the Richie Kings Memorial Park, Southern Cross South Road, Southern Cross. On Saturday the track is full of juniors for the Kid of the Cross where kids from 4–16 years riding on 50cc–250cc motorbikes can compete for the title of Kid of the Cross.
Sunday's racing includes Quad bikes, vets and the only women's motorcross race in Western Australia, Queen of the Cross. The track then comes alive for the Strange Drilling King of the Cross. Riders from all over Australia come to the Southern Cross to compete in this grand event. Racing for the day starts and 9.30am. Full camping, canteen and bar facilities are available throughout the weekend.
For further information or to register please contact Dwayne Kings on 0428 495 030.
Yilgarn Agricultural Show
Since 1957 the Yilgarn Agricultural Society has entertained the residents and visitors to Southern Cross with their Annual Agricultural Show, hosted at the Sports Complex/Oval in August/September.
The show has many features and attractions this year including sideshow alley, trade displays, a concert on Saturday night, giant pumpkin growing competition, beaut utes and displays from local schools. There will be an Art Exhibition, where works from around the State will be exhibited. There will be 10 catagories with the major work of 'Best Overall Work-Acquisitive' collecting $1,500.00 prize money.
For enquiries regarding the Art Exhibition please contact Mrs Cathryn Backer on 08-9049 1556 or alternatively you can contact Mrs Cheryl Cox, the Yilgarn Agricultural Society's secretary, on 08-9049 1908 if you have any queries, comments or would like to apply for some ground space in the show.
Senior Christmas Dinner
Held in December, the citizens of the Shire are invited to a Christmas Dinner. Hosted by the Shire and located at the local Community Centre the event presents the strong community bond and Christmas spirit. For more information on the event, to be included on the invitation list, contact the Shire on 08-9049 1001 during office hours.