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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 🙂

rosscoact 7:50 am 20 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Gillespie said :

What a time to celebrate Australia’s National Birthday, outside in the middle of sweltering conditions.

What must the weather have been like when Capt. Phillip set foot in Sydney on January 26, 1788. Was it hot, or was it not so hot? Maybe he had a seabreeze protecting Australia’s first settlers from the heat. Bet there was no such thing as “climate change” back then. Ay Carbon Tax supporters?

Are you trying to be clever or just having another half witted rant?

Perhaps not mutually exclusive?

wildturkeycanoe 5:28 pm 19 Jan 13

What’s the bet it’ll rain on the long weekend, like it usually does on long weekends. Ruined have been these outings thanks to the government for gazetting our days off, so that the weather bureau can order some precipitation in advance.

Whitworth Spanner 4:42 pm 19 Jan 13

Antagonist said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Gillespie said :

What a time to celebrate Australia’s National Birthday, outside in the middle of sweltering conditions.

What must the weather have been like when Capt. Phillip set foot in Sydney on January 26, 1788. Was it hot, or was it not so hot? Maybe he had a seabreeze protecting Australia’s first settlers from the heat. Bet there was no such thing as “climate change” back then. Ay Carbon Tax supporters?

Are you trying to be clever or just having another half witted rant?

Hot and dry, middle of a drought. When Cpt. Cook sailed past and mapped everything on the east coast in 1770, they liked the look of Botany Bay for a settlement. Nice and green, plenty of water, good area etc. When Cpt. Phillip arrived in 1788 with the First Fleet, Botany Bay was dry as hell and unsuitable for settlement. The decision was made to continue travelling north to a more suitable place, which turned out to be Sydney Cove.

So we can suggest two possibilities: (i) it was hot, dry and in the middle of a drought in 1788 when Cpt Phillip invaded, or (ii) 1770 was a very wet year when Cpt Cook toured the east coast.

Invaded?

Antagonist 11:23 am 19 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Gillespie said :

What a time to celebrate Australia’s National Birthday, outside in the middle of sweltering conditions.

What must the weather have been like when Capt. Phillip set foot in Sydney on January 26, 1788. Was it hot, or was it not so hot? Maybe he had a seabreeze protecting Australia’s first settlers from the heat. Bet there was no such thing as “climate change” back then. Ay Carbon Tax supporters?

Are you trying to be clever or just having another half witted rant?

Hot and dry, middle of a drought. When Cpt. Cook sailed past and mapped everything on the east coast in 1770, they liked the look of Botany Bay for a settlement. Nice and green, plenty of water, good area etc. When Cpt. Phillip arrived in 1788 with the First Fleet, Botany Bay was dry as hell and unsuitable for settlement. The decision was made to continue travelling north to a more suitable place, which turned out to be Sydney Cove.

So we can suggest two possibilities: (i) it was hot, dry and in the middle of a drought in 1788 when Cpt Phillip invaded, or (ii) 1770 was a very wet year when Cpt Cook toured the east coast.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:31 am 19 Jan 13

Mr Gillespie said :

What a time to celebrate Australia’s National Birthday, outside in the middle of sweltering conditions.

What must the weather have been like when Capt. Phillip set foot in Sydney on January 26, 1788. Was it hot, or was it not so hot? Maybe he had a seabreeze protecting Australia’s first settlers from the heat. Bet there was no such thing as “climate change” back then. Ay Carbon Tax supporters?

Are you trying to be clever or just having another half witted rant?

Mr Gillespie 10:36 pm 18 Jan 13

What a time to celebrate Australia’s National Birthday, outside in the middle of sweltering conditions.

What must the weather have been like when Capt. Phillip set foot in Sydney on January 26, 1788. Was it hot, or was it not so hot? Maybe he had a seabreeze protecting Australia’s first settlers from the heat. Bet there was no such thing as “climate change” back then. Ay Carbon Tax supporters?

LSWCHP 10:02 pm 18 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

LSWCHP said :

Due to circumstances beyond my control, and to my utter disbelief, I’m doing that most Australian of things on Australia Day, and heading off to Bali. Given that this act actually featured in that brilliant vid, I fear that my coefficient of boganosity which I normally like to keep around zero, has redlined.

Stay off the methanol mate, we want you back in one piece.

Will do, and cheers for that. 🙂

poetix 9:54 pm 18 Jan 13

Peppa Pig looks like a Picasso. Make a comparison:

http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/shows/s2978757.htm

http://www.terraingallery.org/DoraMaarSeated-detail.jpg

Tell me I’m wrong and I’ll have to glass you. Hope that makes me properly Strayan. Somehow I don’t think I’ve got the hang of it…

Deckard 9:52 pm 18 Jan 13

johnboy said :

Bintang in Bali!

Singha! Wash your mouth out!

To be truly bogan in Bali you’d need to sit yourself down to watch the cricket with a stubby of VB.

Pork Hunt 6:57 pm 18 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

Due to circumstances beyond my control, and to my utter disbelief, I’m doing that most Australian of things on Australia Day, and heading off to Bali. Given that this act actually featured in that brilliant vid, I fear that my coefficient of boganosity which I normally like to keep around zero, has redlined.

Stay off the methanol mate, we want you back in one piece.

farnarkler 6:34 pm 18 Jan 13

Peppa Pig? Oh my, the ACT muslim advisory council won’t like that at all. Will there be hallal meat at the great Aussie day breakfast and shouldn’t it be flags raising as the Torres Strait islanders and aboriginies won’t enjoy the occupation flag being raised alone.

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