Happy Oz Day!

Today is a day of celebration, of relaxation, of friends, family and festivities – and quite a few barbeques! It’s a day where we stop and reflect, enjoy a public holiday, and recognize achievements at the Australia Day awards.

Happy Australia Day!

So on this day, a big congratulations to all nominees, finalists and award winners and Happy Australia Day to all our members – whether you’re Australian or not!

We’d also like to "tip our hats" to Dorothea Mackeller for her beautiful poem My Country, verse 2:

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror,
The wide brown land for me.

What a perfect backdrop for Flickr photos, like the one from Lexyloves… above, near and far! If you are celebrating today and are taking photos of the festivities, don’t forget to tag them AustraliaDay2013.

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