Australia Day 2012 cloudy with showers

Posted by barbara on January 26, 2012

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Almost obscured by rain, the flag-draped P&0 liner moored off Sydney Harbour's Bradleys Head, encapsulates for some the mood of nation in 2012. The on-off quixotic Australia Day weather - a mix of clouds, showers and the odd sunny break - took the shine off the day and no doubt spoiled a good many BBQs.

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While some sectors of the community proudly brandished Australian flags on 26 January 2012, others were probably trying to recall when they last felt proud to be Australian, citizens of a nation that once was renowned for punching its weight, as Gareth Gareth used to remind us early and often.

No longer. Sigh.

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