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Australia Day 2006, in the cold grey light of morning.

By johnboy 26 January 2006 2

Having been on leave through much of December and all of January, I have become unfamiliar with the smaller hours of the morning, hours such as 8am. So it was with a mixture of shock, horror, and disbelief that I found myself in Commonwealth Park for the morning of Australia Day 2006.

Canada Meets Australia Day

There had been promises of a free breakfast. Knowing well my economics, I had predicted this would lead to horror. Horrors such as this line.

Breakfast Queue

Despite the line for free food the crowd was in good spirits. Even if some members of it were a little confused about which way the flag went.

Surrender Flag

The Sing Australia Choirs were in fine voice, ably supported by the Canberra City Band.

Sing Australia Choir

Canberra City Band


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paperboy 2:01 pm 26 Jan 06

Love the Aussie flag the mum is holding in the third photo!

Snarky 12:24 pm 26 Jan 06

Got there at 9:15 and the sausage queue already had a steward at the end advising that they were running out of ’em. went for the fruit, but that too was in short supply. Didn’t bother with teh tea or coffee.

The dogs were good – must be nice to be able to get so excited about chasing a ball 🙂

And JB’s right – wouldn’t be a show without the stationary engines. Can’t figure out what’s so appealing about them, although I did spend a disproporionate amount of time just listening to them popping away.

Good concert last night, too, i thought. Sat up the back with a blankie over me knees on a comfy cahir and a hot cuppa tea in me hands. Go, Russ!

Happy Australia Day everyone 🙂

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