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Monday, January 21, 2019

Australia Day

Australia Day is not just about backyard cricket and enjoying a day off from work! For many, Australia Day is about attending local recognition events, such as the 2019 Hunters Hill Australia Day celebration, which be held on 26 January at 9am in the Hunters Hill Town Hall, 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill.

This event will be special for a number of reasons. Council will announce its Australia Day Award recipients, with the award categories including; Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Sportsperson/Sports Team of the Year; and Community Event/Community Project of the Year. The recipients of these awards have dedicated time and energy into supporting the local community, and Australia Day is the perfect opportunity to congratulate and recognise their endeavours.

Council will also conduct a Citizenship Ceremony. Becoming an Australian citizen is a major decision involving commitment, responsibility and public recognition and it is lovely to see so many people choose the Hunter’s Hill Council event to formalise their new status as Australian Citizens.

Hunters Hill is fortunate to have award-winning journalist, Michael Tomalaris who is the face of cycling for the SBS as the 2019 Hunters Hill Ambassador. Michael has covered the Tour de France for SBS since 1996, with 2017 his 22nd Tour de France.

Michael’s contribution to the coverage of cycling was recognised in 2011 when he won the Australian Sports Commission Media Award for Best Coverage of Sport by an Individual (Broadcast Media). It was in 2011 that Michael delivered one of the biggest moments in sport to audiences across the country, when Cadel Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France, with a mix of professionalism and emotion the occasion demanded.

Michael is known for his supreme knowledge of cycling, expert analysis, and infectious passion he brings to his commentary and reporting of sport.

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