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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sydney honors Anzac marchers

Anzac marcher Sydney

Like in Holland, the Australian people has not forgotten their threw heroes, the ones that fought in Wars, to keep World Peace. In Holland we remember and celebrate them on the 5th of may in Australia on the 25th of April. There are cheers and a few tears as the as the diggers marched pass in close formation. People cheer them on with themes like Good on Ya, True Blue” and “Thank-you boys”. The oldest and most frail of the veterans, men in their late 80s and 90s, are carried ahead of the marchers in taxis, including a 1936 Plymouth sedan, which RSL Taxis brings out once a year for the purpose. Other elderly veterans are invited to ride in their formation commanders’ Land Rovers at the head of their contingent, including three New Guinean men who fought on the Kokoda Train.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kangaroos clubbed to death

Joey Akira and Carol England

It’s hard to believe but three Kangaroos have been clubbed to death in Victoria, Two Joeys were rescued after the attack, but one had to be put down. The surviving Joey, dubbed Akira by Wildlife Rescue angel Carol England, was said to be doing well despite the trauma. Is it not unbelievable that horrible things like these happen, what kind of people do this, I cannot believe that anyone would be able to hurt a beautiful animal, a national emblem. They ones who commit such an sickening act of animal cruelty should be put away in jail for the rest of there lives. I was happy to hear that the one Joey’s that survived is doing well. Just look at its photo, is it not the quietest you’ve ever seen ??

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hibiscus planted at Australia Zoo for Daniel

Terri and Bindi Irwin planting the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus tree

To keep Daniel Morcombe in peoples minds a new breed, the Daniel Morcombe Hibiscus was planted at Australia Zoo by Terri and Bindi Irwin. The plant was bought at the Dance for Daniel silent auction by Brisbane woman Kelly Shannon, who outbid Bindi Irwin. Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo crew attended the first annual Dance for Daniel, held at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 4 March 2006. Australia Zoo donated a framed and autographed Steve Irwin khaki uniform with an original photo of Steve in the uniform. The item was placed in the auction for the night, and raised $3600 for the Daniel Morcombe charity. Australia Zoo also donated a prize pack including Australia Zoo merchandise and passes that was given away as a lucky door prize on the night. Terri also attended the second annual ‘Dance for Daniel’ event held on March 3, 2007. It was a hugely successful event for the Daniel Morcombe foundation, providing more exposure for their cause and almost tripling their fundraising target! Terri Irwin and Australia Zoo proud to provide continued support for the Daniel Morcombe. Daniel is missing, feared Abducted and Murdered. He disappeared on December 7th, 2003 while waiting to catch a bus. He was last seen on Nambour-Connection Road under the Kiel Mountain Road overpass, approximately 2km north of the Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast. Kelly donated the plant to Australia Zoo to plant as a permanent memorial to Daniel. His father, Bruce Morcombe said the hibiscus, in a prominent position at the zoo entrance, would keep his son on people’s minds.  
 

Daniel Morcombe

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