Australia Day 26th January

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:iconsmileandwaveplz: Hello Everyone,

Well tomorrow (my time lol) is 26th January, our national day, Heart - Australia by uppuN Australia Day, so I thought I'd do a Bumper Feature on my beloved homeland, of which I am unashamedly proud.  Our national cry - and I'm sure you've heard us at sporting events is :iconaustralianplz:  And our national anthem really *ought* to be...

In my opinion this is the most beautiful country on Earth, but I know we all think that about our homelands, so you don't have to take it on board.  Here's a few examples of the diverse beauty of Australia.
Dampier, northern Western Australia.
Murujuga Reflections by JoycelynSiew
Rainforest water by paulmp
Menindee, New South Wales
Menindee Lake by FireflyPhotosAust

I would like to also add my own opinion here and that is that I respect and honour the Traditional Owners of this land.  And here are the tears already.  I am so horrified (throughout history actually, not *just* here in this beautiful country) at how humans can arrive, torture and take what is not theirs, be that lives, land, belongings or traditions, or even someone's purse, money or mobile (cell) phone by today's standards.  I met an amazing Traditional Australian on dA some time ago and have just searched my Faves but can't find him.  I would so love to have featured him here also.  I will keep looking, he was so lovely, but had an unusual name that I can't bring to mine :(

Anyway, to happier things... Here's the Wikipedia article about Australia Day if anyone cares to indulge… but I think we can be more exciting and pictorial about it ourselves, right here on dA.

:iconkoalaplz:  I decided to feature some works of my Australian Watchers and friends so here we are.  Some beautiful, some informative, some amusing...  in fact, Australia in all her varied splendour. Vic = the state of Victoria, NSW = New South Wales, WA = Western Australia, Qld = Queensland, SA = South Australia.  I apologise to the NT and Tas, I don't think I have anything here to show your talents :ashamed:

The Twelve Apostles, south coast of Vic This is what the flight was about by GrumpySnapper
Bottle brush flower
Aussie Bottle brush close up by GrumpySnapper
Willie Wagtail
Proud Willie Wagtail by GrumpySnapper

Billabong (with me 2 hairstyles ago) MayEbony by Coyotee1
South Perth
South Perth From kingspark by Coyotee1
Loch Ness Monster LOL
Loch ness monters of lake Joondalup by Coyotee1
Silver Gull at Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe1 by Coyotee1
Mindarie Marina
Sunset on the harbor by Coyotee1
Sunrise over Perth city
Sunrise by Coyotee1

Bangalow Palms(?)
The Path Down by jaydoncabe
Cabbage Tree Point, Qld
Cabbage Tree Point Sunset by jaydoncabe
Buderim, Qld
Serenity falls Down Stream by jaydoncabe
Dickeys Beach Qld
Dickeys Beach Ship Wreck by jaydoncabe
Surfers Paradise, Qld  More tall buildings crammed together than even Sydney in my opinion  
Surfers Paradise Gold Coast Australia by jaydoncabe

Parrot parade by iskarlata
Pink frangipani
Summer colours by iskarlata
White frangipani
Summer colours by iskarlata
Kookaburra art work
The Public Works by iskarlata

:iconkayandjay100: from Vic.
Historic style house
Talara through the Agapanthus by kayandjay100
Daylesford, Vic
Lakeside Serenity III by kayandjay100
The Grampians Mountains, Vic
Victoria Valley, looking East by kayandjay100
Historic country-style pub/hotel in Mt Gambier, South Australia
Hotel, Mt. Gambier by kayandjay100

Relaxing Roo by BrendanR85
Tuross River, NSW
Tuross river sunset 2 by BrendanR85
Fire danger levels
Sign of a hot day - Catastrophic by BrendanR85
No introduction needed
Sydney Opera House by BrendanR85
Pelican Widemouth by BrendanR85

Old Australian architecture
maritime 38 - Ship in Hotel by craigp-photography  
and modern; Story Bridge, Brisbane
Story Bridge by craigp-photography

:iconshesabromide: A Canadian staying in Perth.
Aerial view of northern Western Australia
Life on Mars by ShesABromide
So incredibly close to seeing my house on here
Expanse by ShesABromide
Paper daisies/Everlastings
Upstaged by ShesABromide
Lake Cave, Margaret River, WA
Chomp by ShesABromide

Northam, WA from a hot air balloon
My Love by truthdenied
Lazy Lazy by truthdenied
What chu lookin' at? by truthdenied
Friendly by truthdenied
Pink and grey gallahs
Love by truthdenied
Our coins
Money for Nothing by truthdenied  
Sunset with Perth city visible on the right
In My Little Town by truthdenied

Busselton jetty
The B Jetty in its glory by DayDay180
Edgewater Lake
Edgewater lake by DayDay180

on the old gum tree by O-Gosh
Pink and grey Gallah
In pink and grey on green by O-Gosh
Parkes near Canberra
Purple invasion by O-Gosh

Sydney, NSW
Ducky by TheEmilyMonster
Attunga, NSW
Attunga View by TheEmilyMonster
New Holland Honeyeaters
Bird Kiss by Fudgee0
Native to the "drier parts of Australia"

And, with a song I love to look at them by, a few of my own…

Angry Bird by MayEbony
Maroondah Reservoir Lookout by MayEbony
Rainbow Lorikeets by MayEbony Waratah by MayEbony
Yarra River by MayEbony
Pink Kunzea by MayEbony Droplet Reflections by MayEbony
Crown Casino Fireball Show by MayEbony
Parrot Bush by MayEbony Motorbike Frog by MayEbony Pink Flower Story by MayEbony Australian Native Christmas Tree by MayEbony Sooty Owl Triptych by MayEbony Bobtail Lizard by MayEbony Yummy by MayEbony Australian White Ibis by MayEbony Paperbark Trees by MayEbony
May Gibbs fairytale character, a Gumnut Baby
Gumnut Baby by MayEbony

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jaydoncabe's avatar
Thanks loads for the feature.....