January 2005

Iconic celebrations

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Sunshine Coast Daily - Entertainer Magazine, January 2005


News Source: Sunshine Coast Daily - Entertainer Magazine, page 6, Friday 21st January, 2005
By: Lisa Kither

Wrap up your school holidays with some fair dinkum Aussie fun at Australia Zoo on Wednesday when the gates open at 8am for a huge day of family fun.

The day’s highlight will be an exciting performance by Aussie icon John Williamson in the Crocoseum at 10.30am.

Over the past 30-odd years John Williamson as carved himself a unique place in not just Australian music, but Australian culture, writing songs, which like his heroes – poets Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson – capture the Australian character of John’s own day with pathos and humour.

His most memorable tunes include True Blue, Rip Rip Woodchip, Sing You The Outback, Mallee Boy, Cootamundra Wattle and many more and fans are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy this special Aussie treat.

Also on offer during this special Australia Day event will be billy tea, damper, and loads of rides, games and prizes, entertainment and more.

And while you’re there why not meet the new baby cheetahs, the tigers, the otters, feed the elephants, meet a kangaroo, a koala, watch the snake show, the macaw show, and of course, see Steve Irwin demonstrate the crocodile roll with one of his big reptile friends!

And it’s all included in the price of admission - $89 family (2a3c), $29 adult, $24 student/pensioner, $19 child (3-14 years), under three free.