Australia Day celebrations held across Port Stephens

Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington with Port Stephens Councillors Jason Wells and Giacomo Arnott at the Raymond Terrace Australia Day event. Photo: Stelbel Photography.

AUSTRALIA sweltered through an uncommonly hot Australia Day on 26 January, but not even extreme heat could dampen the enthusiasm of Port Stephens residents in celebrating their nation’s annual day.

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Port Stephens Councillor Giacomo Arnott told News Of The Area, “It was a hot but well attended day at Australia Day events across Port Stephens, with Raymond Terrace playing host to our official proceedings including a citizenship ceremony and the announcement of the annual award winners.

“Nelson Bay also had a citizenship ceremony and a read-out of the winners of the awards.

“To see thousands of people out in our community, recognising our new citizens and thanking our annual awards winners for their incredible work is always good to see and shows that we are a strong, united community,” he said.
At Fly Point in Nelson Bay, the annual Australia Day celebrations attracted a large crowd from across the community.

The day’s events included live music, displays of shearing, spinning and weaving, magic and a classic car show.

Elsewhere across Port Stephens, revellers retreated under sun shelters to escape the hot sand on our 28 beautiful beaches, enjoying the last weekend of the school holidays.

Others enjoyed backyard BBQs and time around the pool.


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