Riverton: Australian Sikh Heritage Trail opens at Adenia Park

Pictured (L-R) Amarjit Singh Pabla (Australia Sikh Heritage association), Paul Ng (Mayor of Canning). Photo: Will Russell
Pictured (L-R) Amarjit Singh Pabla (Australia Sikh Heritage association), Paul Ng (Mayor of Canning). Photo: Will Russell

A TRAIL recognising the contribution Sikhs have made to the state was officially opened in Riverton on Tuesday.

The Australian Sikh Heritage Trail at Adenia Park will inform visitors about the history of Australia’s Sikh community through new interpretation facilities and signage.

Works also included the upgrade of 250m of trails and footpaths, new seating and the installation of heritage features.

Environment minister Stephen Dawson, who officially opened the trail alongside Cannington MLA Bill Johnston, said the area would also include information on the Whadjuk Noongar culture and Swan Canning Riverpark.

“It’s an exciting day for everyone involved in this project, which recognises and celebrates the strong links between the WA Sikh community and Adenia Park,” he said.

“The park has long been associated with the religious ceremonies of the Sikh community, and was the first location where cremations legally took place in WA in 1929 after the Sikh community campaigned for cremation to be legalised.”

The Australian Sikh Heritage Trail was a joint project between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the Australian Sikh Heritage Association and the City of Canning.

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