History & Culture

History of our Samaj in Western Australia

Our community’s journey to Western Australia began in 1985 with the pioneering move of Mr. Subash Meghani and his family from the United Kingdom to Perth. Over the following decade, a steady stream of community members and students joined from East Africa, India, and the UK.

The inaugural Diwali celebration marked a significant milestone on Sunday, November 8th, 1998, attended by 11 families. As more families migrated to Perth, the community spirit thrived, leading to numerous gatherings and events in the years that followed.

In 2002, a pivotal meeting convened to establish a dedicated committee to formalize our organization’s structure. This initiative aimed not only to host annual sports festivals but also to extend invitations to overseas teams, fostering connections and showcasing the potential opportunities in Perth to the broader community.

On June 29th, 2003, the Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Community WA (Samaj) was officially inaugurated, marking a new chapter in our collective journey. The first General Meeting convened to elect the Executive Committee, laying the groundwork for our community’s growth and development.

As of the end of 2014, our community has flourished, comprising approximately 1500 Kanbis and standing as one of the prominent Gujarati communities in Western Australia.

Together, we continue to strengthen our bonds, celebrate our heritage, and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

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