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Inverloch parties, Aussie style

TOURISTS and locals alike flocked to the Inverloch War Memorial to celebrate Australia Day.

Shoppers and stallholders at the Rotary Club Market got into the celebrations as well.

The ceremony started with a medley of Australian songs by the Wonthaggi U3A Choir led by Lorna White.

A rendition of Road to Gundagai had the crowd singing along before the Australian and Victorian flags were raised proudly by Inverloch RSL members.

Special guest Bass Coast Shire Councillor Jordan Crugnale took to the microphone for a speech about what this day means to her.

“Today, of all days is a day to be authentic and true to our history, our today and to ourselves,” she said.

“It is a day we reflect, empathise, acknowledge and walk forward together towards something great.

“It is a day we recognise what is broken and in desperate need of repair.”

Cr Crugnale touched on what makes Australia great, including ingenious inventions, national pride and our mostly social cohesion.

Ken Burchett from the Inverloch Historical Society spoke about the rich history in the area.

He touched on how Inverloch has grown to the town it is now and the maritime history it holds.

The ceremony ended with all those within ear shot joining in for a rendition of Advance Australia Fair.

 

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