Tribute to our diverse City

Our City has been built on the back of people coming from across the globe for more than 200 years.

Council is paying tribute to the mums, dads and grandparents, and those who have come from across different continents and have made important contributions to what we are today. A landmark will be built so that the sacrifices of our forbearers will not be forgotten into the future.

Construction has started on this tribute at the Smithfield Road entrance to Fairfield Showground. It will include Australia’s largest Kugel Ball – a granite sphere positioned on a water basin which will allow visitors to rotate it.

The 1.6 metre diameter sphere is engraved with the world map. A wall of ceramic tiles representing the countries of origin of Fairfield City’s residents and bronze plaques pointing out the direction and distance of those countries will celebrate the rich heritage of our citizens. A flagpole with one of the  argest Australian Flags in south west Sydney will be installed marking the location for visitors and residents alike. This tribute is due to open by the end of May this year.

Apart from indigenous cultures, we have come from somewhere else, and we are proud of our diverse community, rich in culture and heritage. Ever since John Williams and his wife moved to Fairfield in 1792 as the first white settlers in the area, people have been coming to Fairfield City from around Australia and the world.

We are first and foremost proud Australians, but this display will recognise our mums, dads, grandparents and brothers and sisters who left their homes with very little, to come here to seek opportunities and a new life in this wonderful nation, make a contribution to the City and make us all proud.
Mayor will Kugel Ball map

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