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Not quite random

My Oz Day involved tutoring in Chinatown, which did mean I saw what was going on at that end of town. Lots of people are out and about. I always get nostalgic — an emotion I am increasingly subject to but enjoy — when I see the vintage buses doing their rounds on Oz Day.

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And no, that’s not me.

Bandjalung artist Andy sent me an SMS wishing me Happy Oz Day and warning me to use sun screen lest I got darker… 😉

Nice email from a poet: Nasra.

Came here as was searching for Arab Books Reviews but led me to your blog ..I enjoyed especially reading an Australian

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Posted by on January 26, 2008 in Australia, blogging, events, faith and philosophy, M, M's trip, nostalgia, personal, poets and poetry, reading, religion, site news

 

Australians of the Year

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan OAM has been named Australian of the Year 2008 at a ceremony in front of Parliament House in Canberra.

Micro-finance entrepreneur David Bussau AM was named as Senior Australian of the Year and MotoGP champion Casey Stoner was announced as Young Australian of the Year.

Johnathon Welch of Choir of Hard Knocks fame was announced as Australia’s Local Hero 2008.
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Posted by on January 26, 2008 in Australia, events