Dungog shire residents have celebrated our national day with a community breakfast, singing, welcoming a new citizen and an award ceremony.
Clarence Town’s Helena Morris has been named the Dungog Citizen of the Year.
The James Theatre Community Centre was packed this morning for the official Australia Day ceremony.
The ceremony followed on from a good old Aussie breakfast of sausage sandwiches, eggs and coffee cooked and served by the Dungog Lions and Lioness clubs.
The Dungog Choir led the audience with the national anthem and later had toes tapping as they performed “G’Day G’Day” and a medley of well-known Australian songs.
The Dungog Girl Guides raised the flag Rev Robin Lewis-Quinn delivered the thanksgiving prayer.
This year Sydney author James Fry was the Australia Day ambassador.
He started his talk by humorously taking a selfie with the large audience in the background to prove to his 15-year-old son he was, in fact, listened to.