Reflect, respect, and celebrate this Australia Day

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Broken Hill will welcome new citizens and celebrate some of its most dedicated community members at the 2023 Australia Day Awards ceremony next week.

The event will be held at the Civic Centre Plaza on Thursday and will kick off at 7.30am with a BBQ breakfast by gold coin donation thanks to the Lions Club.

The flag raising ceremony will be held at 8.30am, with official proceedings to follow in the June Bronhill Auditorium.

Four Australia Day Awards will be presented, and eleven new citizens will be naturalised during a citizenship ceremony.

Locals will also hear from international filmmaker and author, Anupam Sharma.

Mr Sharma is the founding head of film and casting business TEMPLE, a prolific and award winning international production and consultancy firm based out of Fox Studios Sydney.

He has led a team of film professionals, line producing, co-producing, and executive producing international films, festivals, TV, and TVCs in Australia, India, China, USA, and Denmark across over 290 Projects in the last 21 years.

Mr Sharma won acclaim with his multi-million dollar indie Australian romantic comedy unINDIAN, starring Australian cricketer Brett Lee and internationally acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee.

A free screening of unINDIAN will be held at the Silver City Cinema at 1.30pm on Australia Day courtesy of Silver City Cinema, Screen Broken Hill and West Darling Arts.

The film will be accompanied by a selection of short local film projects put together by Jason King from Screen Broken Hill.

The Australia Day ceremony will conclude with a free morning tea after official proceedings.

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