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    This is what crazy john means in reality if you dont like the ways of an
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    I' just like to say happy Aussi day to all, hope youze all enjoy a good Lamb chop on the fire. I know I will. Col

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    What a bloody ripper of a day a real ripsnorter












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    We love the English
    we love to beat em

    Australia Day 26th day of January 2007

    England today crashed to their most humiliating defeat of a miserable tour Down Under after capitulating for a sorry 110.

    They chose Australia Day to nosedive to their lowest ebb of the three-month trip, dismissed in just 34.3 overs, and barely stretching the contest into the second half.

    Australia were almost halfway to their target, at 54 for one, by the interval and finished the most one-sided encounter between the sides this winter before the floodlights took effect.

    The end came in the 25th over when Australia captain Ricky Ponting pulled for four off Chris Tremlett's first ball and got to his half-century with another cross-bat shot for two a couple of balls later.

    England's solitary success was a result of a mix-up between Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden which saw the former run out.

    The earlier collapse followed a similarly woeful display with the bat against New Zealand on the same surface on Tuesday when Andrew Flintoff's men were bundled out for 120. It was an astonishing collapse, after Flintoff won the toss, with the top half-a-dozen batsmen all out trying to force shots.

    They lost their final eight wickets for a paltry 38 runs inside 19 overs - against an attack lacking rested duo Glenn McGrath and Nathan Bracken.

    In the build-up to the match, England coach Duncan Fletcher confessed opener Andrew Strauss would have been taken out of the firing line if alternatives were available.

    However, the Middle*** left-hander took his tally to 94 runs in five Commonwealth Bank Series innings when he fell for 17, trying to run the ball to third man but only succeeding in providing wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist with his second dismissal of the innings, off Mitchell Johnson.

    By that time opening partner Mal Loye, who began in spectacular fashion when he slog-swept Johnson out of the ground, had perished chasing a delivery which would have been called wide from Brett Lee.

    Without rib-injury victim Kevin Pietersen, England lack aggressors but positive intent from Ian Bell - including a six over long-off from the off-spin of Andrew Symonds - concluded when he cut a short ball from Stuart Clark straight to point.

    Bell's 35 was more than double the score than that of a team-mate - but his departure began the hasty demise. Ed Joyce, top scorer in the 90-run defeat to New Zealand on the same strip on Tuesday, began fluently with two boundaries but a misjudged pull doubled Lee's wicket tally.

    Australia could barely believe what was going on, judging by the bemused expression on Symonds' face when Paul Collingwood drove tamely to mid-off.

    At that stage there were still almost 30 overs left and Flintoff and Jamie Dalrymple were faced with the task of occupying the crease.

    Yet Flintoff guided a full ball to opposite number Ricky Ponting, stationed at a wide slip, having earlier edged a four through the cordon, and Mitchell Johnson took his haul to four wickets by prising out Dalrymple and Liam Plunkett, playing his first international of the tour.

    Dalrymple was the first batsman to be prised out by a bowler, edging one which left him, while Plunkett was shaken up by some steep bounce.

    It was left to left-arm spinner Brad Hogg - who only finished playing a one-day match for Western Australia in Brisbane at 11pm last night - to finish the innings off.

    Two edges, one to slip from Chris Tremlett's prod forward, the other a leading one from an attempted turn to leg by Paul Nixon, gave Hogg figures of two for 16.

    England, opting not to exert James Anderson (back) and Jon Lewis (ankle), employed a new-ball attack of Plunkett and Tremlett.

    After a quiet opening Gilchrist cut loose to smash four fours in one Plunkett over.

    And it took a run-out to initiate a breakthrough as Flintoff half-stopped a Gilchrist drive in his follow-through, Plunkett seized on the ball at mid-off and threw to wicketkeeper Nixon with both batsmen at the bowler's end.In keeping with the shoddy display, Collingwood dropped Ponting, on 13, at slip, off Monty Panesar's left-arm spin moments before the break while misfields and overthrows were also prevalent.You just f
    goto wonder what the poms are thinking ahhh God luv em

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    WENT OUT IN THE BACKYARD AND WAS GETTIN BUZZED BY THE ROULETTES
    THEY GAVE US ABOUT A 30 MINUTE SHOW THOSE AUSSIE FLYBOYS CAN FLY
    Best Australia Day to date
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    THE SIGHT WAS FANTASTIC AT ONE STAGE THEY FLEW DIRECTLY OVER OUR HEADS IT WAS AUSOME
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    It was raining here for a fair bit on Australia Day, but that didn't stop Vince from playing a bit of cricket with the kids in the backyard (after he'd cleaned out the gutters on the roof so the water could flow freely).
    It would be nice to have a photo to show you all...the grass is greener here right now...in many ways. Celebrating being an Aussie and enjoying the laid-back lifestyle is great, amid the hard yakka of summer time. It's good to see some other forum members enjoyed a bit of time off work too.
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    Thanks to Graham smith for the email of this freak shot


    Check out this awesome photo - this one deserves an award. Fireworks,
    > >Lightning, Sunset, a Comet, and the greatest of Aussie icons, the Beach
    >all >in one image.
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    > >In addition to the obvious features in the photo, look between the two
    > >displays of lighting up the sky to see the third - McNaught's Comet.
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    > >The photo was taken just north of Hillary's Marina, which you can see the
    > >harbour wall on the left with fireworks being launched.
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    This picture is fantastic about seven more to come
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    i Wonder where this truck will be on ANZAC day

    Lets see if any one spots it around the county and maybe get some more info on it

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    How good is that!! Whoever did that is truely an inspiration to everyone and everything that is AUSTRALIAN.

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    FWD:
    G'day Col, my name is Bill Anderson - i had the truck designed and built through Kenworth for my customer (Attcall Plant HIre) based in Narellan. The customers name is Clint Mckinnon. The T904 Kenworth is in high demand for Anzac Day, and it will be either in the Campbelltown March or the one at Merrylands.

    hope this helps.

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    What is ANZAC Day?

    ANZAC Day - 25 April - is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
    Why is this day so special to Australians?

    When war broke out in 1914 Australia had been a federal commonwealth for only fourteen years. The new national government was eager to establish its reputation among the nations of the world. In 1915 Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula to open the way to the Black Sea for the allied navies. The plan was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), capital of the Ottoman Empire and an ally of Germany. They landed at Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. News of the landing at Gallipoli made a profound impact on Australians at home and 25 April quickly became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in war.

    Though the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives of capturing Constantinople and knocking Turkey out of the war, the Australian and New Zealand troops' actions during the campaign bequeathed an intangible but powerful legacy. The creation of what became known as an "Anzac legend" became an important part of the national identity of both nations. This shaped the ways they viewed both their past and their future.
    Early commemorations

    The date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916; in that year it was marked by a wide variety of ceremonies and services in Australia, a march through London, and a sports day in the Australian camp in Egypt. In London, over 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets of the city. A London newspaper headline dubbed them "The knights of Gallipoli". Marches were held all over Australia in 1916. Wounded soldiers from Gallipoli attended the Sydney march in convoys of cars, attended by nurses. For the remaining years of the war, ANZAC Day was used as an occasion for patriotic rallies and recruiting campaigns, and parades of serving members of the AIF were held in most cities.

    During the 1920s, ANZAC Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the 60,000 Australians who died during the war. The first year in which all the States observed some form of public holiday together on ANZAC Day was 1927. By the mid-1930s all the rituals we today associate with the day - dawn vigils, marches, memorial services, reunions, sly two-up games - were firmly established as part of ANZAC Day culture.

    With the coming of the Second World War, ANZAC Day became a day on which to commemorate the lives of Australians lost in that war as well, and in subsequent years the meaning of the day has been further broadened to include Australians killed in all the military operations in which Australia has been involved.

    ANZAC Day was first commemorated at the Australian War Memorial in 1942, but due to government orders preventing large public gatherings in case of Japanese air attack, it was a small affair and was neither a march nor a memorial service. ANZAC Day has been annually commemorated at the Australian War Memorial ever since.
    What does it mean today?

    Australians recognise 25 April as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landing, across the nation. Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are held at war memorials around the country. It is a day when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.
    Dawn Service

    The Dawn Service observed on ANZAC Day has its origins in an operational routine which is still observed by the Australian Army today. The half-light of dawn plays tricks with soldiers' eyes and from the earliest times the half-hour or so before dawn, with all its grey, misty shadows, became one of the most favoured times for an attack. Soldiers in defensive positions were therefore woken up in the dark, before dawn, so that by the time the first dull grey light crept across the battlefield they were awake, alert and manning their weapons. This was, and still is, known as "Stand-to". It was also repeated at sunset.

    After the First World War, returned soldiers sought the comradeship they felt in those quiet, peaceful moments before dawn. With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, a dawn stand-to or dawn ceremony became a common form of ANZAC Day remembrance during the 1920s; the first official dawn service was held at the Sydney Cenotaph in 1927. Dawn services were originally very simple and followed the operational ritual; in many cases they were restricted to veterans only. The daytime ceremony was for families and other well-wishers, the dawn service was for old soldiers to remember and reflect among the comrades with whom they shared a special bond. Before dawn the gathered veterans would be ordered to "stand to" and two minutes of silence would follow. At the end of this time a lone bugler would play the "Last Post" and then concluded the service with "Reveille". In more recent times the families and young people have been encouraged to take part in dawn services, and services in Australian capital cities have seen some of the largest turnouts ever. Reflecting this change, the ceremonies have become more elaborate, incorporating hymns, readings, pipers and rifle volleys. Others, though, have retained the simple format of the dawn stand-to, familiar to so many soldiers.
    The ANZAC Day ceremony

    Each year the commemorations follow a pattern that is familiar to each generation of Australians. A typical ANZAC Day service contains the following features: introduction, hymn, prayer, an address, laying of wreaths, recitation, "The last post", a period of silence, "The rouse" or "The reveille", and the National Anthem. At the Australian War Memorial, following events such as the ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services, families often place red poppies beside the names of relatives on the Memorial's Roll of Honour.
    Features of a commemorative ceremony

    Commemorative ceremonies such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day share many customs and traditions. Here is more information about common features of a commemorative ceremony:

    * Laying of wreaths
    * The recitation, including The Ode
    * Sounding the "Last Post"
    * A period of silence
    * The "Rouse" and the "Reveille"
    * Red poppies
    * The Unknown Soldier
    * Reversed Arms
    * A Lone Charger
    * The Gun Carriage
    * Rosemary
    * Flags at Half Mast
    * Rifle Volleys and Gun Salutes
    * The Lone Piper and Flowers of the Forest

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    Great Post Chaplain,
    To take the time and effort to put up such a great post is fantastic.Hey Admin-maybe this one post should be worth five?. Chaplain, I was on a ferry ten years ago crossing the Dardenelles on the way to Anzac Cove,just sitting quietly taking it all in and wondering how would I feel if it was me and it was 1915 instead of 1997, when a girl from Brisbane piped up and said "And what happened here??".I could not believe it, I was stunned that someone could come to such a sacred place and not know anything about what happened there. We enjoy the lifestyle that we have in this country because of the sacrifice of the men and women who came before us.God bless them and God bless this great country.

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    It was great to read chaplain's ANZAC memorial post. I think too often we don't give the A.N.Z.A.C.s enough respect and I really think they deserve the capitalisation of their name, realising it is a great group of people they represent.
    Ciao for now ~ Christine
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