|With Chris Manchester, Mayor of Harden |
Shire at Wombat, NSW.
As Australia Day Ambassador 2014, I was privileged to visit the wonderful community of Harden Shire and surrounds with friend Patricia. The Mayor Chris Manchester and his wife made sure we had a warm welcome everywhere.
From the welcome dinner, to my breakfast address to about 300 in Harden, to the amazing fair and tractor pull (a new understanding for me) and a ride in a wagon pulled by a Clydesdale, another new experience, at nearby Wombat, we had a really eventful day. It was great to see families out in force celebrating their own community.
I was also delighted to meet Librarian Sharon Hawkins who gave us a tour of the very modern library and of course was interested to talk books. Weighed down with beautiful gifts, including a local sculpture and a box of delicious fruits we wended our way to Canberra and then home.
|Part of the tractor parade, Wombat|