Wakool is Kool – Flying on Charter Plane inland as an Australia Day Ambassador

Wakool is Kool – Flying on Charter Plane inland as an Australia Day Ambassador

I am so excited about being the Australia Day Ambassador for regional Australia in Wakool.

I’m flying by charter plane from Sydney on the 25th January, then it’s all day celebrations on 26th January.

I will be making citizenship presentations at the Australia Day Breakfasts across the Wakool Shire.  Recipients of Wakool Shire Council Citizenship Awards are:

Citizen of the Year – Mrs Peg Watts, Moulamein

Junior Citizen of the Year – Mr Jackson Spinks, Kyalite

Sportsperson of the Year – Mrs Ivy Siely, Tooleybuc Bowling Club

Community Event of the Year – Wakool Fishing Classic

There will be flag raising ceremonies, official presentations 

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& even a duck race on the Murray River.  

The 2011 Ambassador Program is proudly sponsored by Woolworths.

Australia Day is about celebrating ‘our land and reflecting on our diversity, remarkable achievements and bright future.’

For more information on the Wakool Day Australia Day celebrations :-


There’s Australia Day celebrations everywhere. It’s the first time I’ll be missing the Australia Day Aussie barbecue at The Hughenden Woollahra – but everyone is welcome to drop by there and wave a flag – say hello, while I’ll be saying hello to our fabulous country Aussies in Wakool! The GM at The Hughenden is from Wakool area – how kool is that!!!

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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