Sunday, January 27, 2013

Australia Day

 A collage of photos of my Australia Day.
Up early and a walk on the beach, a visit to the market (no photos of that) down to the Australia Day celebrations on Warland Reserve in Victor, a nice shot of the Town Cryer (left) and the Mayor (on the right). Ten new citizens were taken into the fold and there were very worthy recipients of the Australia Day awards.
John was an Australia Day recipient quite a few years ago and also has an AM so we always try to support the local event.
From there we headed up to lunch at Pt Willunga with friends and see the Tour Down Under pass by, always terribly fast and very exciting.
Home to do the animals and have a bit of tomato, cheese and bacon on toast as that was all we needed after such a lovely lunch.
So another Australia day has passed, I am very proud to be an Australian although I was rather surprised to be told in one of the speeches yesterday that only 50% of Australians today were born in the country. I am a proud third generation Aussie! Which means my great grand son is 6th generation.
Interesting as South Australia was only founded in 1836, much later than the Eastern States but my ancestors (on my fathers side), and John's, came out to South Australia and not via the other States.
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Suztats said...

Happy Australia Day! Looks like it was a pleasant weather.

Robin Mac said...

Looks like you had a very good day Penny. I am a sixth generation Aussie - my ancestors were on the first fleet, one a surgeon and one a convict. I suppose you could say we are all migrants in the first place!I think we live in the best country in the world. Cheers