January 2006

It's a bonza day to be at Australia Zoo

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It's a bonza day to be at Australia Zoo

The Entertainer, 20 January 2006

News source: The Entertainer, 20 January 2006
By Lisa Kither

IT doesn't get more true blue and dinky di than celebrating the most Aussie day of the year with two of our biggest bonza blokes: songsmith John Williamson and the Crocodile Hunter himself Steve Irwin at Australia Zoo!

On Thursday why not leave the bat, ball and beer at home, and head for the Crocoseum to check out John Williamson, performing live.

It's a coming together of two Australian icons, in a backyard full of drop-dead gorgeous Australian wildlife.

John said he was thrilled to be headed back to the Crocoseum after a successful Australia Day last year.

“Steve and I get on really well, we both feel very strongly about conservation and I really admire what Steve is doing for Australia ,” John said.

“And Australia Zoo is a great place to spend Australia Day, surrounded by so many of our most amazing creatures both native and not.”

John, whose favourite Aussie phrase is “fair dinkum” and favourite Aussie animals are the big Red Kangaroo and Wedge-tailed Eagle, said fans could expect a very Aussie show.

“It'll be me and Warren Williams, an Aboriginal man, at the Zoo performing all your favourite songs, plus some newer ones from my new album Chandelier of Stars,” he said. “It doesn't get much more Aussie than that.”

So round up the family, your friends and neighbours and head for the Crocoseum where you can sing along to Old Man Emu, Rip Rip Woodchip, Mallee Boy, Raining On The Rock, Waltzing Matilda, I'm Fair Dinkum and old favourite True Blue, then stay seated to check out another Aussie star when the Saltwater Crocodiles enter the Crocoseum.

Together with John's concert, there will be lamingtons, billy tea and damper, and lots of games to play. Go mad on the green and gold and get your face painted in the colours of our nation and celebrate all things Aussie at Australia Zoo this Australia Day!