Sunday, January 27, 2013

Australia Day

Saturday, 26 January, was the official celebration of our nation's foundation. It was a day for recognition with National, State and Local Government Awards being given to those who have made a significant contribution to our communities and the nation in general.  Also, it was a day when many around the country chose to become Australian citizens.

In our local park, thousands gathered to celebrate with outdoor barbecue breakfasts (or lunch for the late risers!), to play tennis, cricket or football on the fabulous facilities Carisbrook Park provides or just to sit and enjoy the day with good friends and family.

In addition to mobile food outlets, there were many attractions for the children, but also some fascinating vintage motorbikes and a stunning old Rover car. The weather was just perfect too - a positive blessing after some recent temperature "scorchers".

Joining in with Sally and others at Blue Monday


diane b said...

That looks like a lot of fun was had by all and a sunny Australian day to go boot. Our celebrations were washed out by the remains of Cyclone Oswald. It didn't rain for months and now we are getting it all in one hit. It is pouring and blowing a gale right now.

Fun60 said...

It seems people made a huge effort to make the day fun. Happy belated Australia day.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun day!

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