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Australia Day in Toowoomba
Lens: DA 18-55 WR & DA 55-300 Camera: K-x Photo Location: Picnic Point, Toowoomba, Queensland ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Ash, 01-27-2011, 05:54 AM

No fireworks here, just a presence from the Prime Minister, and a fun day:

And a 1940s Holden on display:

Julia Gillard with a cameo:

And finishing off with the Walmsley brothers:

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01-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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Nice series Ash. Very colorful and well-captured. Thanks for sharing with us. Hope your country is on the way to recovery after the devastating floods.
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Thanks Susan, that it is - rebuilding will take place over well in excess of 2 years, with so much property damage backlogged for insurance assessment and claims, but it's happening.

Just yesterday the PM announced a one-off flood recovery levy for middle to high income earners not affected by the floods, just to try and generate enough resources to fund the high infrastructure costs involved in rebuilding Queensland in particular.
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Party time Down Under (for us). Does the tattoo belong to the PM?


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Ash that looks like a fun time was had by all, the car reminds me of a Ford made about that time. Oh, they put the steering wheel on the wrong side. thanks for sharing Bob
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really nice series celebrating your country....... a place my wife and i hope to someday visit...
thanks for the posting, dave m
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Happy Australia Day Ash! Thanks for sharing these colourful and festive pictures with us.... great shots, very unique...
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Very nice series of shots.The colors grabbed me right off the bat.---charliezap

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Thanks all.
Jer, there were tattoos, flags, boob tubes and bras of similar vain everywhere - all can be claimed by the PM but all came from China.
Bob, the Holden was based on the US Buick at the time.


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