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Straya Day 2013

By johnboy 18 January 2013 31

Andrew Barr is letting us all know about the bread and circuses being doled our way for Australia Day:

In Canberra’s Centenary year, Australia Day 2013 has particular significance, providing a great opportunity for our community to celebrate how far our city has come over the past 100 years, and its significance to the shaping of our nation.

Featuring a diverse range of events held across Canberra, the 2013 program has been developed in close association with the National Australia Day Council and local community groups.

Celebrations begin on Friday 25 January with the Australia Day Race Day at Thoroughbred Park.
Also on Australia Day eve, the Australian of the Year awards will be announced at the Parliament House lawns, followed by the popular Australia Celebrates Live concert featuring Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, The Presets and Timomatic.

On Australia Day there will be a Great Aussie Day Breakfast in Commonwealth Park, presented by ActewAGL and Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets. There will also be free entertainment by Peppa Pig for the kids and Los Chavos, plus rides, jumping castles, face painting and family games. There will be a Flag Raising Ceremony at Rond Terrace, a fly over and 21 Gun Salute, as well as an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.

As the sun sets on Australia Day 2013, make your way to Regatta Point or the lawns of the National Library of Australia and enjoy the Australia Day Fireworks Spectacular, which begins with activities on the lake including dragon boating and rowing.

For those who haven’t been the fireworks are usually quite good.

I can’t speak for Peppa Pig.

While we’re here let’s take a trip down memory lane with this (Language warning)

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DrKoresh 7:57 pm 22 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

As usual it will be kid’s entertainment and nothing else in Commonwealth Park.

Whatever happened to the golden years of the 1980s when we had sheep shearing, woodchopping, tug-of-war and strongman competitions in the park while parachutists descended? Not to mention bush bands like Bullamakanka and Franklin B Paverty on Stage 88 providing the entertainment. When exactly did Australia Day become Kid’s Day?

It looks like we can once again ponder how they got Australia Day wrong while we stay at home twiddling our thumbs and remembering how things used to be.

Mate, it’s a day for getting sh#tfaced and racist. it has never been, and probably will never be, Kid’s Day. I get that you were young in the 80’s and now that you’re an old man you miss those days, but who really wants to be in a ‘strong-man’ competition?

farnarkler 6:56 pm 22 Jan 13

What ever happened to the 10 or 12 piece (around those numbers) brass band that used to entertain us drunks at the alcoholic frolic all those years ago??

Kerryhemsley 4:37 pm 22 Jan 13

Nice video although the narrator doesn’t convince me he is a bogan,

Chop71 4:00 pm 22 Jan 13

Jimmy Barnes – Shoulda (<— see what I did there) been in the Straya video

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:56 pm 22 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

As usual it will be kid’s entertainment and nothing else in Commonwealth Park.

Whatever happened to the golden years of the 1980s when we had sheep shearing, woodchopping, tug-of-war and strongman competitions in the park while parachutists descended? Not to mention bush bands like Bullamakanka and Franklin B Paverty on Stage 88 providing the entertainment. When exactly did Australia Day become Kid’s Day?

It looks like we can once again ponder how they got Australia Day wrong while we stay at home twiddling our thumbs and remembering how things used to be.

Maybe take a trip to crookwell or harden or something?

Roundhead89 3:43 pm 22 Jan 13

As usual it will be kid’s entertainment and nothing else in Commonwealth Park.

Whatever happened to the golden years of the 1980s when we had sheep shearing, woodchopping, tug-of-war and strongman competitions in the park while parachutists descended? Not to mention bush bands like Bullamakanka and Franklin B Paverty on Stage 88 providing the entertainment. When exactly did Australia Day become Kid’s Day?

It looks like we can once again ponder how they got Australia Day wrong while we stay at home twiddling our thumbs and remembering how things used to be.

    johnboy 3:44 pm 22 Jan 13

    Pretty big concert on Australia Day Eve.

    I think most would rate (however lowly) Jimmy Barnes over Franklin B Paverty.

    So the adult entertainment is at night. Surprise surprise.

neanderthalsis 9:08 am 21 Jan 13

Whitworth Spanner said :

Antagonist said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Invaded?

Yes, the new national curriculum tells us the truth about the Normandy style landings as the Royal Marines stormed ashore in the face of fierce resistance from the heavily entrenched resistance. It goes on to cover the dogged resistance of the local population against their oppressors for more than 200 years.

Deref 4:01 pm 20 Jan 13

STRAYA DAY!

Love the video! 😀

SN1970 3:07 pm 20 Jan 13

Keijidosha said :

Peppa Pig on Australia Day? Heads will roll if Sam Kekovich hears about this!

Perhaps Shaun the Sheep would be better 🙂

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