Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Arnold Murray has declared that Friday, October 18 will be a new public holiday for the town - Cherbourg Day.
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Arnold Murray has declared that Friday, October 18 will be a new public holiday for the town - Cherbourg Day. Troy Jegers

Mayor announces new public holiday for Cherbourg

CHERBOURG boasts many great events on the social calendar.

From the Ration Shed Fun Run, to the impressive NAIDOC celebrations, to the sell-out annual rodeo, the indigenous community has something for everyone.

Now residents of Cherbourg can add another exciting annual day to the calendar, and it will even get them a day off work.

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Arnold Murray has declared that Friday, October 18 will be a new public holiday for the town - Cherbourg Day.

The new public holiday will be a celebration of the town and its people.

The council's corporate services manager Chatur Zala said the opportunity to nominate a day to celebrate the community was a great honour for the council.

"Under the local government power we can nominate a public holiday,” Mr Zala said.

Cr Murray said he hoped the day would attract former Cherbourg residents back to the region.

"We'd like to see a lot of people come back home,” he said.

The details of the activities and festivities for Cherbourg Day are still to be finalised, but it is sure to be a great celebration of a community rich with history.