Australia Day, 2016

1. Mud map

1.Steve Maxwell & Mr B turned up for Australia Day, as did regular hecklers Peter the Heckler, David The Interested, and Philip the Fungi. (Short for Philip the Fun Guy)

2. Steve spoke about Australia Day. Click here to hear his rattling speech.

Steve 3
3. Philip spoke about Australia Day. Click here to hear him speak.

Philip

The picture below might add to Philip’s claim. (Click to enlarge.)

Refugees

4. Peter took questions from Christians. Click here to hear his aggressive speech.

Peter

5. Naturally, the topic of Nationalism was discussed.

Nationalism 2

6. The question of whether we should change the words in our National Anthem was raised. Here is Judith Durham’s version:

Australia, celebrate as one,
with peace and harmony.
Our precious water, soil and sun,
grant life for you and me.
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
to love, respect and share,
And honouring the Dreaming,
advance Australia fair.
With joyful hearts then let us sing,
advance Australia fair.

Australia, let us stand as one,
upon this sacred land.
A new day dawns, we’re moving on
to trust and understand.
Combine our ancient history
and cultures everywhere,
To bond together for all time,
advance Australia fair.
With joyful hearts then let us sing,
advance Australia fair.

Australia, let us strive as one,
to work with willing hands.
Our Southern Cross will guide us on,
as friends with other lands.
While we embrace tomorrow’s world
with courage, truth and care,
And all our actions prove the words,
advance Australia fair,
With joyful hearts then let us sing,
advance Australia fair.

CODA And when this special land of ours
is in our children’s care,
From shore to shore forever more,
advance Australia fair.
With joyful hearts then let us sing,
advance . . Australia . . fair.

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