The 65th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Australia was celebrated on June 7-9, 2013 in Sydney (NSW, Australia) under the auspices of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations.
The event included a number of exhibitions and shows of Ukrainian culture and traditions, different areas of art, spiritual heritage etc. Dedicated public gatherings and ceremonies were held in Ukrainian churches in Sydney.
The central celebratory event – XIV Ukrainian National Festival took place on June 9 at Sydney Town Hall participating by Ukrainian creative groups from Australia, Canada, U.S. and Ukraine as well as attended by members of Australian Parliament and Government, representatives of foreign communities, delegation of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canberra.
On the occasion of these event Ukrainian community was congratulated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara, Prime Minister of Australia the Honourable Julia Gillard MP, Leader of the Opposition the Honourable Tony Abbott MHR, President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij and other officials.
The events have been highlighted in the media and provided high image of Ukraine and Ukrainians in Australia.