MEGA GALLERY: Australia Day in the Riverina

President of the Narrandera Soroptimist group Roxy Heckendorf handing out flags at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook
President of the Narrandera Soroptimist group Roxy Heckendorf handing out flags at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook
Larry Skewes of Narrandera at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Larry Skewes of Narrandera at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Travis Walsh was doing his patriotic bit for Australia Day by handing out free sausage sangas to passers-by. He cooked up 50 sausages and parked himself out the front of his unit block with the barbie. Picture: Les Smith

Travis Walsh was doing his patriotic bit for Australia Day by handing out free sausage sangas to passers-by. He cooked up 50 sausages and parked himself out the front of his unit block with the barbie. Picture: Les Smith

Kooringal Rotary members on the barbie John Roberson, Kevin Pascall, Richard Pottie and Wayne Hooper at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Kooringal Rotary members on the barbie John Roberson, Kevin Pascall, Richard Pottie and Wayne Hooper at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Daniella Connor, 9, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Daniella Connor, 9, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

WINNERS in the Leeton Shire Council Australia Day awards for 2014 were Stephanie Gale (young citizen of the year, right)) and Tonetta Fiumara (citizen of the year) with (front) Australia Day Ambassador Peter Hadfield.

WINNERS in the Leeton Shire Council Australia Day awards for 2014 were Stephanie Gale (young citizen of the year, right)) and Tonetta Fiumara (citizen of the year) with (front) Australia Day Ambassador Peter Hadfield.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

SISTERS Cassie, 16 (left), and Jessica Broadrick, 12, were in charge of toast and eggs at the Yanco Lions Club Australia Day breakfast.

SISTERS Cassie, 16 (left), and Jessica Broadrick, 12, were in charge of toast and eggs at the Yanco Lions Club Australia Day breakfast.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

AUSTRALIA Day in Leeton shire was marked with many events, including barbecue breakfasts in Leeton, Yanco and Murrami. An official ceremony to announce the winners of this year’s Australia Day awards was also held in Mountford Park.

The Vecchio family of John, Sophie, 16, Andre, 13, Maria and Bianca, 18, enjoy their breakfast in the civic precinct at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

The Vecchio family of John, Sophie, 16, Andre, 13, Maria and Bianca, 18, enjoy their breakfast in the civic precinct at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Adelphine Nishimwe, 11, Obed Manirakiza, Mayor Rod Kendall, Dickson Nshimirimana, 7, and Dikeni Tuombemola, 13, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Adelphine Nishimwe, 11, Obed Manirakiza, Mayor Rod Kendall, Dickson Nshimirimana, 7, and Dikeni Tuombemola, 13, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

WINNERS in the Leeton Shire Council Australia Day awards for 2014 were (back from left) Sue Gavel and Sandra Robinson (event of the year - Leeton, the Formative Years film production), Di Frazer (achiever of the year), Neville and Phyllis Hunt (lifelong citizens to the shire), Tess Staines (young achiever of the year), (front) Australia Day Ambassador Peter Hadfield, Stephanie Gale (young citizen of the year) and Tonetta Fiumara (citizen of the year).

WINNERS in the Leeton Shire Council Australia Day awards for 2014 were (back from left) Sue Gavel and Sandra Robinson (event of the year - Leeton, the Formative Years film production), Di Frazer (achiever of the year), Neville and Phyllis Hunt (lifelong citizens to the shire), Tess Staines (young achiever of the year), (front) Australia Day Ambassador Peter Hadfield, Stephanie Gale (young citizen of the year) and Tonetta Fiumara (citizen of the year).

Performing the National Anthem are Jade Millard, 11, Alex Ingram, 10, Liberty Skeers, 11, and Sarah Jancewicz, 12, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Performing the National Anthem are Jade Millard, 11, Alex Ingram, 10, Liberty Skeers, 11, and Sarah Jancewicz, 12, at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Ian Hurst at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Ian Hurst at the Wagga Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony. Picture: Michael Frogley

Crowleys Hot Sauce team of Jason Crowley, Mathew Smith, Jeremy Godbier, David O'Brien at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Crowleys Hot Sauce team of Jason Crowley, Mathew Smith, Jeremy Godbier, David O'Brien at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Rodney Reberger, Kyle Betkowski, Jackson Price Maxwell and Craig Maxwell at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Rodney Reberger, Kyle Betkowski, Jackson Price Maxwell and Craig Maxwell at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre, Mt Austin High's Indigenous Hip Hop Dancers. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre, Mt Austin High's Indigenous Hip Hop Dancers. Picture: Alastair Brook

Dan Kelly and Rhys Blackburn at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Dan Kelly and Rhys Blackburn at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. School girls (left) Jade Millard, Alexandra Ingram, Liberty Skeers and Sarah Jancewicz leading the room in the national anthem being accompanied by the Australian Army Band Kapooka. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. School girls (left) Jade Millard, Alexandra Ingram, Liberty Skeers and Sarah Jancewicz leading the room in the national anthem being accompanied by the Australian Army Band Kapooka. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. Sophie Vearing accepting the Young Citizen of the Year award on behalf of her friend Angela Burns. Presented by Mark Grentell and Wagga mayor Rod Kendall. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. Sophie Vearing accepting the Young Citizen of the Year award on behalf of her friend Angela Burns. Presented by Mark Grentell and Wagga mayor Rod Kendall. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. Winner of the Citizen of the year award Auntie Isobel Reid. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Australian Citizen awards night at the Civic Theatre. Winner of the Citizen of the year award Auntie Isobel Reid. Picture: Alastair Brook

Team Eamon Thats Hot (from left) Jarrod Campbell, Blair Campbell, Todd Curry and Eamon Kemdarr at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Team Eamon Thats Hot (from left) Jarrod Campbell, Blair Campbell, Todd Curry and Eamon Kemdarr at the Fire in the Hole pizza eating contest at The Thirsty Crow on Saturday night. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jason with Evie, 2, Thiem at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jason with Evie, 2, Thiem at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Paige (1) and Hugo (4) Varndell at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Paige (1) and Hugo (4) Varndell at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Lions serving the breakfast Jason Harrison, Johanna Dekaste, Graham Bock, Glen Bartley, Albert Dekaste at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Lions serving the breakfast Jason Harrison, Johanna Dekaste, Graham Bock, Glen Bartley, Albert Dekaste at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Russell (2) and Laura Brown at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Russell (2) and Laura Brown at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Michael McCormack at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Michael McCormack at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Narrandera Mayor Jenny Clarke at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Narrandera Mayor Jenny Clarke at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Guest speaker Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Guest speaker Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Young Citizen of the year Rachel Warren with Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Young Citizen of the year Rachel Warren with Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Neville Kschenka with Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Neville Kschenka with Turia Pitt at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Citizen of the year Neville Kschenka at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Citizen of the year Neville Kschenka at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Narrandera mayor Jenny Clarke, guest speaker Turia Pitt and her partner Michael Hoskin at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Narrandera mayor Jenny Clarke, guest speaker Turia Pitt and her partner Michael Hoskin at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby races at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby races at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby handlers Dexter Briggs and Blue Absolom at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby handlers Dexter Briggs and Blue Absolom at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jack Hayllar (2) with mother Kim at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jack Hayllar (2) with mother Kim at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jessie (15), Jason, Isaac (14), Leisa, Kane (10) Williams at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Jessie (15), Jason, Isaac (14), Leisa, Kane (10) Williams at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Drew Matthews (10), Charlie (7), Zoee (9), Olivia (7) Absolom at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Drew Matthews (10), Charlie (7), Zoee (9), Olivia (7) Absolom at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby races at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Yabby races at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Pam, Dekota (10) and Steve Jones at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

Pam, Dekota (10) and Steve Jones at the Australia Day Celebrations in Narrandera. Picture: Alastair Brook

GEO Group's youth in focus scholarships Tamsyn Scott, Felicity Davis and Jasmine Corbett (back). Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

GEO Group's youth in focus scholarships Tamsyn Scott, Felicity Davis and Jasmine Corbett (back). Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Isaac Gooden, 6. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Isaac Gooden, 6. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Isaac Gooden, 6, Zyon Shepherd, 12 and Brandon Shepherd, 9. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Isaac Gooden, 6, Zyon Shepherd, 12 and Brandon Shepherd, 9. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

NSW country water-polo championships Albury's Laura Power. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

NSW country water-polo championships Albury's Laura Power. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

NSW country water-polo championships Albury's Tysha Bretton. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

NSW country water-polo championships Albury's Tysha Bretton. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Albury's Lauren Shields fends off Tiarn Stubbs from Newcastle/Easts. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Albury's Lauren Shields fends off Tiarn Stubbs from Newcastle/Easts. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Archie Keough, 5 (left) gets chased by Tom Shumack, 4. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Archie Keough, 5 (left) gets chased by Tom Shumack, 4. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Letitia Currie, 14 (left), Rachel Oates, 14 and Kaitlyn McRae, 14. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Letitia Currie, 14 (left), Rachel Oates, 14 and Kaitlyn McRae, 14. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Haiden McRae, 9 (left) and Anthony McRae, 11. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Haiden McRae, 9 (left) and Anthony McRae, 11. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Kym Sainsbury and Christa Wiilson (right). Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Kym Sainsbury and Christa Wiilson (right). Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

1st Junee line up to raise the flag. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

1st Junee line up to raise the flag. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Australia Day ambassador, George Ellis. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Australia Day ambassador, George Ellis. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

GEO Group's Youth in Focus scholarships GEO Group general manager Andy Walker (left) and HR manager John Barnes (right) with Tamsyn Scott, Jasmine Corbett and Felicity Davis. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

GEO Group's Youth in Focus scholarships GEO Group general manager Andy Walker (left) and HR manager John Barnes (right) with Tamsyn Scott, Jasmine Corbett and Felicity Davis. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Australia Day Award winners Sports Award Dominic Shepherd (left), Junior Sports Award Tamsyn Scott, Young Citizen Award Georgia Logan and Citizen of the year Adrian Eisenhauer. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Australia Day Award winners Sports Award Dominic Shepherd (left), Junior Sports Award Tamsyn Scott, Young Citizen Award Georgia Logan and Citizen of the year Adrian Eisenhauer. Australia Day in Junee. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Australia Day celebrations in Griffith. Picture: Anthony Stipo

Tumut Shire Junior Citizen of the Year Katelyn Veitch Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg surrounded by family including mum Kylie (fourth from the left). Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Junior Citizen of the Year Katelyn Veitch Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg surrounded by family including mum Kylie (fourth from the left). Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Senior Sports Person with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Senior Sports Person with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Service To The Community Award - Joint Winner Robin Bridle with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Service To The Community Award - Joint Winner Robin Bridle with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire's newest citizens and Mayor Trina Thomson. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire's newest citizens and Mayor Trina Thomson. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Junior Citizen of the Year Katelyn Veitch Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Junior Citizen of the Year Katelyn Veitch Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Citizen of the Year , Phil Barton with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Citizen of the Year , Phil Barton with Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Citizen of the Year Phil Barton and his wife June (fourth from the left) and Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg with family following the announcement. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Tumut Shire Citizen of the Year Phil Barton and his wife June (fourth from the left) and Australia Day Ambassador Hannah Campbell-Pegg with family following the announcement. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Joint recipient of the Tumut Shire Service to Community Award  Robin Bridle with his wife Jesse and other family members. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Joint recipient of the Tumut Shire Service to Community Award Robin Bridle with his wife Jesse and other family members. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Joint Junior Sports Person of the year winners Bailey Piper and Piper Duck. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

Joint Junior Sports Person of the year winners Bailey Piper and Piper Duck. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

New Australian Citizen Elaine Morgan surrounded by friends who shared her special day as she became one of Australia's newest citizens. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

New Australian Citizen Elaine Morgan surrounded by friends who shared her special day as she became one of Australia's newest citizens. Australia Day in Tumut. Picture: Contributed

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