The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.

A community in harmony: JNC Harmony Day 2018

“Happy together!” – this simple message came through loud and clear at The Junction Neighbourhood Centre’s (JNC) Harmony Day Event on 21 March 2018. People of all ages and diverse groups, organisations and service providers gathered at Pacific Square in Maroubra to celebrate the importance of inclusion and the richness of diversity in our community.

The event was a medley of high notes:

  • Information on free community services – from The JNC and event partners Randwick City Council, Sydney Multicultural Services, Anglicare, NSW Police Force, Multicultural NSW, and Clovelly Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank.
  • Craft – free henna art and face painting by Ability Links
  • Fun – balloons, bubbles and Easter bunny by GiftoftheGab
  • Entertainment – song from The Sydney Street Choir; dance from Bellydance Ileana and the Australian Chinese Community Association of NSW; and music from Greek Entertainment.

But for all of us from The JNC, the highest note of all was the spirited participation.

Thanks to everyone who sang along, danced, had their faces painted, chatted about what’s on offer in the community,  and talked to people they’d never met before.

And smiled. These happy faces say it all: a community in harmony.

Come along to one of our groups, programs or events, and meet more of your neighbours in our richly diverse community.


 “Fantastic – a real multicultural presentation.” – Kay, community member

“Inspiring!” – Ileana, performer, from Bellydance Ileana

“This opportunity for everyone to gather together in harmony with a mixing of different cultures was so harmonious.” – Jacinta, teacher of international students in Maroubra.


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