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Keep Connected Magazine - Autumn 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of your FREE community magazine, Keep Connected! Hear from inspiring locals and learn about City upgrades, what’s on and more.

In this issue, we chat to a special local, Reg, about the meaning of Anzac Day, and Oz and Omar from The Block, who were excited to spend Ramadan Nights with their community.

Scroll down to hear more of Reg’s stories, gear up for Bankstown Bites with some delicious recipes and share the lessons you have learnt from an elder as we honour this NAIDOC Week.

Hear from our local veteran - Reg Chard

Anzac Day is an important time to hear from those who served our country at war and to preserve the memory of our fallen heroes. Listen to the incredible stories from our local WWII veteran, Reginald ‘Reg’ Chard in the video below.

What was your favourite treat at Ramadan Nights?

Ramadan food

At Ramadan Nights Lakemba, you can experience traditional foods from several continents, all in one night.

What was your favourite treat?

This poll has concluded.

  • Arabic coffee
    3% (1 vote)
  • Baklava
    9% (3 votes)
  • Biyrani
    11% (4 votes)
  • Camel burger
    14% (5 votes)
  • Chicken tikka
    3% (1 vote)
  • Chips on a stick
    0% (0 votes)
  • Crepes
    3% (1 vote)
  • Curry wraps
    0% (0 votes)
  • Fajita
    9% (3 votes)
  • Golgappa/Panipuri
    3% (1 vote)
  • Gulab jamun
    0% (0 votes)
  • Jalebi
    3% (1 vote)
  • Kaak
    0% (0 votes)
  • Kashmiri chai
    3% (1 vote)
  • Kebab
    0% (0 votes)
  • Knafeh
    20% (7 votes)
  • Koshary
    0% (0 votes)
  • Murtabak
    11% (4 votes)
  • Sahlab
    3% (1 vote)
  • Syrian ice cream
    6% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 35

Bankstown Bites is back!

Don’t worry if you missed out on the tastes of Ramadan, mark your diary now for the Bankstown Bites food festival, on Saturday 29 July!

While you’re waiting, check out last year’s recipe book below.

Celebrating Naidoc Week

The year’s NAIDOC Week honours the significance of our Elders as the wisdom keepers and knowledge sharers in our communities.

As Uncle John puts it, “we need to honour and respect their experience and use this information to guide future generations.”

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