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WHY I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY

 

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That’s the first verse to our national anthem. I remember when it was first introduced to replace God Save the Queen how we laughed and laughed at the word ‘girt’.

For some reason, just about everyone I know thought that word was hilarious. And this is one of the reasons I love being an Aussie.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AND A HAPPY HABITAT

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It’s cold outside and the radio tells you a massive storm is on its way.

You hurry into your home and flick a switch for heat. Maybe it’s central heating, a gas fire, a small heater, or maybe you light wood in a fireplace.

As your home heats up you fill your kettle with clean water for a well-earned cup of tea.

You sit on a comfy lounge and as you are sipping that tea you might think of the terror of the 60-year-old grandmother who shivered under a tree in the darkness for five hours with her grandkids and son as Cyclone Winston ravaged her Fijian village.

The raging wind shook the walls of their house and they soon determined it was not safe to stay there.

The family held hands tightly, frightened the young grandchildren could be swept away in the wind. They virtually crawled their way to a large tree.

It was the only protection in sight.

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