Traditions a hit at Katamatite’s annual event

February 01, 2018

Graeme Eddy and Liam McPherson revel in the glory of winning the gumboot throwing competition at the Katamatite Australia Day ceremony.

The annual Katamatite Australia Day Breakfast was another big hit despite the trying conditions.

Organised by the Katamatite Community Action Group and supported by the Moira Shire, the barbecue breakfast was cooked by Katamatite Lions Club.

Gary Cleveland and Ed Cox presented the Australia Day awards.

Dossie Parnell was named citizen of the year for her voluntary work with the Katamatite cricket and football clubs, as well as community work which includes CFA volunteering.

The Katamatite Uniting Church Craft Group won awards for organisation of the year and event of the year for its annual craft day, which celebrates its 30th year this year.

Des Quinane had the audience’s full attention when he recited Banjo Paterson’s iconic poem The Man From Snowy River, while Beryl White and Annamarie Pavelik produced a roaring rendition of Advance Australia Fair.

Graeme Eddy won the senior gumboot-throwing competition for the third consecutive year, while Liam McPherson took out the junior section.

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