HISTORY

Since its establishment in 1997, TACH has organised, managed and participated in a number projects of a large scale including:

  • Commissioned a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Albany, Western Australia (total cost of project $140,000, land and landscaping funded by City of Albany, Statue cost funded by Government of the Republic of Turkey 1997- 2002.

  • Established and ran Turkish Language Saturday School for children and adults 1997 – 2005

  • Establishment of sister city relationship between City of Albany and Gallipoli in 2002

  • Participated in the Austal Ships open day 2006 providing Turkish cultural entertainment and information

  • Organised Children’s Day Festival 2006 (Funded by LotteryWest)

  • Organised screenings of Turkish films in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2013

  • Commissioned a Gallipoli Memorial with words from Ataturk’s speech in King’s Park (Grant provided by the ANZAC Working Group Small Grants Scheme, Government of Western Australia) in 2007

  • Participation in Harmony Week 2007 (Funded by Office of Multicultural Interests small grants)

  • Supported in the organisation of the Turkish Consulate’s Republic Day Gala Ball 2009, 2011, 2013

  • Organised Republic Day Community function – Dinner and Music 2010

  • Participated in the Consular Corps World of Food Festival in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 providing cultural food, information and entertainment. 

  • Organising ongoing Adult Turkish Language Classes 2013, 2014 & 2015

  • Initiated and organised the joint Turkish and Dutch 5 week cultural festival in the “Springtime at Araluen” Tulip Festival with the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation 2014

  • Organised Turkish Folk Dance classes 2014 - 2019, with performances at the Tulip Festival 2014, Kedi Film Premiere 2016, Como Primary School Centenary Celebration 2018

  • Organised Turkish Republic Day Reception in the Bell Tower 2014

  • Participated in various 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing remembrance ceremonies in 2015

  • Organised the Turkish Republic Day Ball in 2015 and 2018

  • Re-establishment of the Turkish Language Saturday School for Children 2015 to present (2020), assisted by funding from the Office of Multicultural Interests Community Language Program grants

PO Box 600, Cannington WA 6987

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