In Hindmarsh Shire, the Nhill event saw the presentation of the Hindmarsh Citizen of the year.
Pauline McCracken "does a lot of little things that add up" according to her family who came to see her honoured at the event.
Ms McCracken's work with recycled good is featured at Nhill's Gallery Central Inc and she also wore a hand made top made from recycled materials like tea towels and tablecloths featuring iconic Australiana such as koalas and Indigenous art.
Her sister, Tanya was one of the people who nominated Ms McCracken.
"She's a vibrant part of the community," Tanya said.
"She deserves every bit of recognition," brother in law, John Spriggs said.
The Nhill event also featured a 100 year old citizen as their guest speaker.
May Craig spoke about the difference between now and then with her daughter, Lesley Gordon.
Ms Gordon said the theme of Australia day 2021 is 'Reflect. Respect. Celebrate' and that meant to respect the stories of others.
Mrs Craig spoke about how once the only telephone was the one in the post office and would often cut out as the phone wires were in the gumtrees.
She spoke about how she and her family visited a friend to listen to their brand new wireless but couldn't hear much of anything.
"No-one will buy that," her father remarked at the time.
Nhill College's School Captains, Dia Hutchinson and Brock Stephens, took part in one of their first official duties and raised the flag.
The Nhill Lions Club organised this event.
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