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Hug an Australian Day

Thursday, 27 April 2017


A rather large kangaroo was sited wandering the campus grounds on Wednesday 26th April. Don’t worry though, there was no cause for alarm. It was just the “Hug an Australian Day” kangaroo mascot out to ensure everyone experienced a good laugh and a big hug.

Hug an Australian Day is an annual event that was founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy and finds itself on the Cute Calendar as one of the quirky and not-so-serious national days of note. First observed in 2015, the day has been gaining popularity because, let’s face it – who doesn’t enjoy and need a good hug.

Apart from being embraced by an overly large marsupial, students and staff were able to get into some tucker with a snagga straight off the BBQ along with fried onions and tomato sauce. It doesn’t get much more ‘ocker’ than that. The barbie, along with lamingtons, ANZAC biscuits, a game of backyard cricket, some Aussie tunes playing in the back ground and some beautiful spring weather, and of course “hugs”, everyone enjoyed our version of “Hug an Australian Day”.


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