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History Year 5: Harmony Day

Remembrance Day

Harmony Day

Harmony Day - Everybody Belongs.

The Message of Harmony Day is Everybody Belongs. It is a day to celebrate Australia's diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.

Harmony Day Website


Books in the JRC

I'm Australian Too - A story by Mem Fox

ABC Education - Creating a Nation: Modern Immigration Stories



Harmony Week


Celebrate Harmony Week


Celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and discover modern immigration stories in this fabulous history resource. Students can find out how Vietnamese refugees, British child migrants and Afghan asylum seekers came to call Australia home.






Watch the videos below for messages about Harmony Day.

Recipes of Harmony

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez

Food, cooking, and eating habits play a central role in every culture.


Music and Diversity


“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel