Marie Bashir, Sneaky Sound System, Roy Slavern & HG Nelson & Football Legends~Australia Day

Marie Bashir, Sneaky Sound System, Roy Slavern & HG Nelson & Football Legends~Australia Day

Susanne Gervay Porud to be an Australia Day Ambassador, What a fantastic Australia Day lunch in  beautiful Darling Harbour on a bright sunny day.

I forgot to wear my OAM medal – it’s one of the few occasions that I can, as an Australia Day Ambassador. Oh well, I’ll have to pin it on when I go to the supermarket to make up for it. Ha!


Marie Bashir Governor NSW at Australia Day luncheon 2012,authors Susanne Gervay Libby Hathorn Jill Bruce Australia Day AmbassadorsHighlights:-

Governor Marie Bashir sharing her life where she came from the country, shared friendship with aboriginal young people, went to school at Sydney High School with kids of post war Holocaust European refugees, studied Medicine at Sydney University and met her future husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie and spent her life committed to social justice and young people.

Connie Mitchell from Sneaky Sound System – can she sing!!!!!

Roy Slaven and HG Nelson – the funniest guys around were hilarious about Australia Post and the football legends that were honoured at the lunch.

Sydney Youth Orchestra with conductor George Ellis – the talent is amazing.

Jennifer Byrne ABC personality, journalist and host of the First Tuesday Book Club on ABC TV charmed the crowd

The football legends honoured with their images on our stamp:-

Ron Barassi, Gary Ablett, John Raper, Billy Slater, David Campese, David Pocok, Joe Marston, Mark Schwarzer.

LOVE being Australian


Roy Slaven and soccer legend Joe Marston, Australia Day lunch 2012Australia Day Ambassador Susanne Gervay, writer Sharon Rundle, Australia Day Ambassador  Libby Hathorn, Australia Day 2012Jennifer Byrne journalist broadcaster Australia Day lunch 2012Connie Mitchell from Sneaky Sound System 2012 Australia Day lunch

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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