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Australia Day Celebrations Across the Region

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Australia Day Celebrations Across the Region

It's time to celebrate this great country of ours!  Grab your thongs, sunscreen, hat, Aeroguard, your family and best mate!  

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Sausages will be sizzling, and the Aussie spirit will be alive as pay homage to this great southern land - and here's where you can do it:

CLIFTON Australia Day Celebration:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: FE LOGAN HALL CLIFTON, MEARA PLACE, CLIFTON

TIME: 7AM – 10AM

WHAT:

Gold coin donation BBQ breakfast following the Australia Day awards ceremony.

 

CECIL PLAINS/MILLMERRAN Australia Day Celebrations:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: CECIL PLAINS POOL, CHEETHAM STREET, CECIL PLAINS

TIME: 7AM -11AM

WHAT:

Australia Day Celebrations at the Cecil Plains Pool. Free Breakfast from 7am, awards presentation 9am, morning tea 10.30am. A morning of fun family pool games and activities!

 

PITTSWORTH Australia Day Celebration:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE:  PITTSWORTH PIONEER VILLAGE, PIONEER WAY, PITTSWORTH

TIME: 7AM -12PM

WHAT:

Come along and celebrate Australia Day at the Pittsworth Pioneer Village.

Breakfast and morning tea will be served, and there will be lots of other fun activities for the whole family including face painting, billycart races, crosscut saw competition, foot races and much more.

Australia Day Awards will be presented at this event.

 

OAKEY Australia Day Celebrations:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE:  ARTHUR SHOOTER PARK, STANLEY STREET, OAKEY

TIME: 7:30AM -12:30PM

WHAT:

Celebrating Australia Day in Oakey:

7:30 am:          

Breakfast on sale                   

Entertainment

8:30 am:

Oakey District Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Awarding Citzen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Cultural Award; Sports Awards and Community Group/Event of the Year.

9:45 am:

Free morning tea                      

10:00 am - 12 noon:

Australia Day Celebrations, including:

  • Oakey Creek Cup Raft race
  • Billy Cart Time Trials
  • Iron Man Competition
  • Billy Boiling Competition
  • Camp Oven Cooking demonstration
  • Plus Sack aces, Thong Throwing, Lamington eating

 

CROWS NEST Australia Day Celebrations:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE:  ARTHUR SHOOTER PARK, STANLEY STREET, OAKEY

TIME: 7:30AM

WHAT:

Breakfast from 7:30am, Gold Coin Donation appreciated

Awards commence at 9:00am

 

GOOMBUNGEE Australia Day Celebrations:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: GOOMBUNGEE HALL, KING STREET, GOOMBUNGEE

TIME: 8AM – 10AM

WHAT:

Celebrate Australia Day with community: Goombungee and wider district

Free breakfast begins at 8am

Award ceremony begins at 9am

 

CAMBOOYA Australia Day Celebration:

WHEN:  SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: CAMBOOYA RECREATION GROUNDS, 11 LUCY STREET, CAMBOOYA

TIME: 8AM – 11AM

WHAT:

Free BBQ breakfast followed by the Australia Day awards ceremony.

 

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TOOWOOMBA Australia Day Celebrations:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: PICNIC POINT, 162 TOURIST ROAD, TOOWOOMBA

TIME: 8AM – 1PM

WHAT:

Come along and celebrate all things great at the Toowoomba Australia Day Celebrations!

A free family event from 8:00am-1:00pm at Picnic Point*

Lamington cake available from 10:00am and a sausage sizzle and ice-creams from 11:00am**

8:00am - Smoking Ceremony & Welcome to Country

8:30am - Flag raising and National Anthem (Sing Australia) as well as Damper & Tea

8:35am - Toowoomba Municipal Band

8:48am - Australia Day Prayer, Mayor's welcome, Australia Day Affirmation and Flag presentation

9:00am - Toowoomba Municipal Band

9:35am - Australia Day Awards

10:00am til noon - Entertainment by the Toowoomba Caledonian Society Pipe Band, Bernadette School of Highland Dancing and Topp Gear

11:15am - Darling Downs Revue

11:50am - Zephyr Project - our headliner act for the day is a high energy variety of tunes with lashings of jazz, swing & good old rock n roll

1:00pm – Close

 

AUSTRALIA DAY at the Woolshed:

WHEN: SATURDAY 26 JANUARY

WHERE: THE WOOLSHED AT JONDARYAN, 264 JONDARYAN-EVANSLEA ROAD, JONDARYAN

TIME: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

WHAT:

Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.  What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.  Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites. Entry is by a gold coin donation (Australia Day only).

 

HIGHFIELDS Australia Day Celebrations

WHEN:  SATURDAY JANUARY 26

WHERE: HIGHFIELDS PIONEER VILLAGE, 73 WIRRAGLEN ROAD, HIGHFIELDS

TIME: 9AM

WHAT:

Entry from 9:00am, $3.00 entry, free entry from 1:30pm with awards commencing at 2:00pm

PROGRAM (BUILDING NUMBER)

9:00am             Entertainment by Trevor Dodds (62)

9:30am             Milking the cow, separating & butter making (19)

10:00am          Schools In

10:15am          Opening of the Brennan Family Museum

10:30am          Working Draft Horse (20) (Billy Tea & Damper all day (8))

10:45am           Sheep Shearing (2)

10:50am           Family Games & Sheaf Tossing Competition (63)

11:00am           Tour of the Toowoomba Fire Brigade Museum (61)

11:20am          Rope Making (16)

11:30am          Bee Keeping Demonstration (12)

                            Damper Making Demonstration & Comp (9)

Aboriginal Dance Workshop: Don Nikkelson (62)

A visit from Blazer Bear – Toowoomba Fire Brigade.

12:00noon      Lunch Break, And judging period costume (62)

                            A visit from Ned Kelly! (17)

12:30pm           Entertainment by Terry Arnold & Catie May (62)

1:00pm             Whip Cracking School (22)

1:15pm             Sheep Shearing (60)

1:25pm             Family Games (63)

1:30pm             Wheel Tyring at the Blacksmith's Shop (10) 

1:45pm             Book Launch by Margaret Deacon

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2:00pm             Official Ceremony for AUSTRALIA DAY: (62)

  • Welcome by MC: Gordon Patterson- Highfields FM
  • Didgeridoo performance by Don Nikkelson.
  • Flag Raising by Scouts, Guides & Singing of National Anthem
  • Affirmation, Welcoming of new citizens by Hon. Trevor Watts MP

 Guest Speakers: Ambassador introduced by Dr. John McVeigh MP

  • & Senior Speaker - Chris Joseph
  • Junior Guest Speakers (Topic – What Australia Means To Me!)

Highfields State School, Highfields State Secondary College, Mary Mackillop Catholic College, Toowoomba Christian College & Geham State School

  • Awards Presentation by Mayor Paul Antonio, Cr. Bill Cahill & Senator Moore
  • Damper making Competition prize presentation by Mervyn Polzin
  • Woolworths Colouring Competition prize presentation
  • Official Ceremony ends with "Home among the gum trees".

2:30pm- 3:30pm

Free Billy Tea & Damper sponsored by Toowoomba R Council

3:30pm – 5pm       

Entertainment by Terry Arnold & Catie May, sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Other Attractions during the day:-
Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, Silversmithing, Animal Nursery, Mini Steam Train, Model T Bus rides, Stationary Engines, Beekeeping, Markets, Raffles, Sausage Sizzle, Food & Drinks, Billy Tea & Damper, Scouts & Guides, Music by Trevor Dodds, Terry Arnold & Catie May, Col Tonscheck, Aboriginal Art Display.

 

 

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