Aussie spirit pre­vails over bad weather

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS -

Mon­day night’s del­uge over Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der failed to dampen the spir­its of the thou­sands of peo­ple who turned out to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day at the Big Aussie Break­fast at Cen­ten­nial Park.

Lo­cals donned Aussie out­fits and came with flags and mem­o­ra­bilia as chil­dren took laps around the park on the tram.

The day marked a new era for 28 res­i­dents who were pre­sented with their Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship cer­tifi­cates.

The Boul­der Ro­tary Club was awarded the Com­mu­nity Event or Group of the Year award for their 30th an­nual ra­dio auc­tion.

For­mer mayor Ron Yurye­vich was cho­sen as the Ci­ti­zen of the Year for his 19 years of ser­vice and the May­oral Award went to East Kal­go­or­lie Pri­mary School deputy prin­ci­pal Ber­nadette De­laney. Pro­fes­sor Od­wyn Jones was in­cluded in the city’s Walk of Fame.

The city’s Ro­tary clubs raised more than $4000 for char­ity.

Pic­tures: Louise White

Chris McIl­roy, Anne Gel­latly, Fer­gus Mead and Lisa Mead at Cen­ten­nial Park.

Chrisna and Ge­orge van Zyl with their chil­dren Caleb, 11, and Ami, 9.

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