After all the years lived outside the land of my birth I never forget the major holidays there, the most notable being Australia Day, the Aussie version of our American Fourth of July!
Celebrated with the typical Aussie "barbie"[barbecue],
No celebration of Australia would ever be complete without a stirring rendition of the quintessential Aussie song "Waltzing Matilda" here narrated and sung by Aussie icon Rolf Harris.
This song identifies Australia even more than the official National Anthem "Advance Australia Fair" performed here by Julie Anthony and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
"I Still Call Australia Home" is played on Qantas each time a flight leaves or returns to Australia.
And last but not least, the very Aussie 'Men At Work' and their "Land DownUnder". The lyrics are wonderful!
I wanted to load the videos on my blog but Blogger is not cooperating and keeps giving me the same annoying error message, but click on any of the above songs and it will take you direct to Youtube. I spent waaay too much time trying in vain to "fix" this problem and now I give up or it will be 27th. before I post!
For your Australia Day entertainment!
Australia's National Flower, the Wattle, or Acacia of which Australia has more than 50o varieties from shrubs to large trees.
Aussie paper currency.
And our very Aussie dog, Australian Terrier Button. Think I should offer her a Vegemite sandwich for tea? Nah she would rather have the lamb bones left from our dinner!
For more Aussie piccies go to Australia photo - Bing Images