Celebrating Australia Day in the RiverinaBlog, photos

Celebrating Australia Day in the Riverina | Blog, photos “#australiaday #bbq with the #family. Unfortunately, that #beer is not mine #workingonaustraliaday #noveges #wagga #straya #ausdaywagga.” Picture: @nicbarlow/Instagram
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“Happy Australia Day emojiemojiemoji #friends #drinks #music #chilling #australiaday #wagga #happy #fun #celebrating #holiday #dayoff #nowork #bringiton @ashleighjelly.” Picture: @k3llyl/Instagram

“Happy Australia from the team at BIG4 Deniliquin! #BIG4HolidayParks #aussieday #Riverina #NSWGetaway.” Picture: @big4deniliquin/Instagram

“Happy Australia Day! Breakfast in the park #leeton #australiaday.” Picture: @sallydoig/Instagram

“So proud to be recognised for my volunteer efforts with #LeetonSunRiceFestival #australiaday #leeton #ilovethistown.” Picture: @sallydoig/Instagram

“Have a fabulous Australia day! #australiaday #australia #gay #flag #unionjack #commonwealth #southerncross #gaypride #straya #australian #hottest100 #wagga.” Picture: @life_is_better_with_tea/Instagram

“Happy Australia Day! Tag @dailyadvertiser in your pics today and you could make tomorrow’s paper. #DailyAdvertiser #wagga #australiaday #AusDayWagga #ausday #straya #riverina.” Picture: @dailyadvertiser/Instagram

“Stay Gold Aus! Happy Australia Day #staygold #ausday #australia #earlybirdgetstheworm #therock #wagga.” Picture: @jmak91/Instagram

“Happy #AustraliaDay. #ausday #AusDayWagga #hat #ginger #wagga #waggawagga #workinonstrayaday #unaustralian #nofilter #watchDailyAdvertiser @dailyadvertiser.” Picture: @daisyhuntly/Instagram

“Checking out this ‘races’ thing #races #wagga #horses #yew.” Picture: @chantellecantwin/Instagram

“#FurBurger #drinks #australia #day #fun #decorating #pretty #rustic #waggawagga #love #life #friends #party #decorations #old #vintage #bunting #straws #succulents #straya #mondayfunday.” Picture: @morbidmonstar/Instagram

“Great to meet the wonderful people of #darlingtonpoint#australiaday and also be a part of the citizenship ceremony @australiaday26 @alexpavoni @crowie06 @[email protected]” Picture: @garysmokey/Instagram

“Sunshine, pool & a beer in the backyard pool! Happy Australia Day from sunny Wagga Wagga #happydays #australiaday #waggawagga.” Picture: @al_fi_b/Instagram

“Happy ‘Straya day kids! #Australia #australiaday #waggawagga.” Picture: @annabradney/Instagram

“@beery1965 can catch a fish! #girlpower! #murraycod #murrumbidgeriver #australiaday #straya #aussieflag #followme @fishingpicoftheday.” Picture: @cuppy05/Instagram

TweetFacebookOrder of Australia MedalDawn Byatt, Talbingo:For services to the Tumut community.

Andrew Harper, Deniliquin:Mr Harper was recognised for his service to environmental science and research and adventure tourism.

William Hetherington, Deniliquin: Mr Hetheringtonwas recognised for his service to agricultural irrigation, and to the community of Deniliquin.

Edward Landon, Lavington:Mr Landon was recognised for his service to health care organisations and the Albury community.

Henry Matheson, Finley:Mr Matheson was recognised for his service to the Finley community.

John Ross, Albury:Mr Ross was recognised for his service to music as an educator, musician, choral director and composer.

Australian Fire Service Medal Kevin Adams believes team work is the key to success as a firefighter. Picture: The Area News

Kevin Adams, Darlington Point:Rural Fire Service veteran Kevin Adams is being honoured for his lifelong commitment to fire management.

This section will be updated as results from local awards ceremonies come in.

Wagga Wagga Australia Day award winners (clockwise from top left) Sally Shipard, Kerry Geale, Steve Kimball, Arthur Nixon, Sally Tanner and Barry O’Hagan. Pictures: Les Smith

Citizen of the year Kerry Geale

Young citizen of the year Sally Tanner

Ted Ryder Memorial Sports Award winner Steve Kimball

Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame inductee Barry O’Hagan

Wagga Walk of Honour Henry Arthur Nixon

Australia Day ambassador Damian Candusso

LeetonCitizen of the year Alma Herrmann

Young citizen of the year Emma Reneker

Event of the year Butler family charity head shave

Senior sportsperson of the year Josh Helson

Junior sportsperson of the year Claire Quinlivan

Murrumbidgee ShireTo read more about the Australia Day award winners in Murrumbidgee Shire, check out this storyCitizen of the year Susan Inglis

Young citizen of the year Timothy Hayes

Event of the yearColeambally Golf Club hosting RLGA sandgreen championships

Sportsperson of the year Jayden Brain

Junior sportsperson of the yearJoshua Fattore

Sub-junior sportsperson of the yearOscar Bellato

Sporting team of the yearCFNC C grade netball team

Cultural awardJayden Brain

GriffithCitizen of the yearMichelle Bordignon

Young citizen of the yearSarah Davies

Junior citizen of the yearEmily Adamson

Club person of the yearTrevor Harrison

Sports team of the yearGriffith Soccer Club – under 13 boys team

Overall sportsperson of the yearEliza Ammendolia

Senior sportsperson of the yearSteve McLean

Junior sportsperson of the yearEliza Ammendolia

Community event of the yearReal Juice Citrus Sculptures

As we gear up to celebrate our wonderful nation during Australia Daywe have asked a range of artists,councillors, sportspeople, farmers along with other interesting people around the westto take a photo showcasing their view of Australia.

Submitted to the Daily Libera by Victoria Kreuzberger. “Outback Australia at its best.”

So, what does your Australia look like?

From sports to the arts to medicine and the media, you are bound to recognise a few faces in the Australia Day honours list.Here’s 10 of those familiar faces honoured on January 26, 2015.

How is Australia Day marked in the print media this year?Take a look at this gallery of front pages of regional newspapers. There are some ripper pics!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded Australia’s highest honour to the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip.

I want to be angry about Prince Philip being made a Knight of Australia, but I’m too busy laughing to be honest! 🙂 pic.twitter南京夜网/9lesqwOUWt

— John Anthony James (@JohnJamesOZ) January 25, 2015

The 93-year-old Duke of Edinburgh can now add Knight of the Order of Australia to his list of titles. Of course, there’s been plenty of reaction – see the best of it here. And we can’t forget to include this look at some of the Prince’s more memorable gaffes.

She was one voice who made Australians sit up and listen.Rosie Batty, the Victorian mother whose courage shone a light on domestic violence victims, was on Sunday named Australian of the Year.

Australian of the Year: Rosie Batty

Ms Batty dedicated her award to her “beautiful” 11-year-old son Luke, who was murdered in February by his father.

More than 800 Australians were recognised on the 2015 Australia Day honour roll.Familiar names among the 2015 recipients are champion surfer Layne Beachley (AO), Geelong powerbroker and football club stalwart Frank Costa (AO), the founder of Melbourne’s iconic Flower Drum restaurant Gilbert Lau (AM), veteran film reviewer David Stratton (AM), media veteran Gerald Stone (AM) and former ABC broadcaster Ms Canty(AM) whose husband, sports journalist Roy Masters, was awarded an AM three years ago. See who else made the grade here.

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