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Afternoon with Australian Icons will include Bob Irwin

Bob Irwin stands up for kangaroos

Bob Irwin, the late Steve Irwin's father, will be the special guest speaker at "An Afternoon with Australian Icons", an event organised by Gail Browning to raise money to help wild kangaroos. Indeed the event really does sound like quite a remarkable Aussie evening, mixing outback with working class and wildlife carers. Overseas tourists might like to book in order to experience something important and non-commercial, in the cause of our wildlife for whom the Australian government and their friends seem not to give a toss. The event will be at the Revesby Workers Club, 2b Brett St, Revesby, Sydney on Sunday 23 May 2010 from 3-6pm.

Singing, dancing, music, speeches, auctioning to save kangaroos

The event will be a wonderful day of singing, dancing, music, speeches, auctioning as well as a great opportunity to get together and celebrate our united front to save our kangaroos.

It is supported by Animal Liberation, The Greens, The Wilderness Society, World League for Protection Animals, Sydney Wildlife, Sydney Pet Rescue, Animals Australia, Voiceless, WWF, The Kindness Society (Sydney), WIRES, Greenpeace (Syd Office), Vegan Society.

(And, of course, also supports it.)

Items listed for sale at the auction include:

1.One week accommodation in Shoal Bay, 2kms from Nelson’s Bay, near Newcastle NSW, for 5 people in beach front unit.

2. Original Ken Done painting- “Morning Glories in Opal Vase” valued at over $3,500 donated by Ken Done especially to help animals.

3. A 9 carat yellow gold framed kangaroo pendant, with diamonds and white gold kangaroo, on a yellow gold chain.. One of a kind, designed by Alwyn Scott.

4.A Designer League bowling ball, 16 pounds, peach colour.

5. Kangaroo t/shirt signed by all the Australian Icons attending the event.

6.Large frame containing 4 photos, including mob of Eastern Grey kangaroos , mother and joey, and 2 individuals, photographed at Pebbly Beach and Murramorang National Park, on NSW South coast.

7.Steve Waugh’s autobiography book signed, hard cover called “Out of My comfort Zone”.

8.Australia’s First Selective Gold plated $1 Kangaroo Coin. This special coin has been issued to celebrate the 2nd decade of Australia’s internationally acclaimed $1 Silver Kangaroo Series, in 2003.

9. A pair of Abstract Art Works called “Rock Paintings” by Australian Artist Faye Leister

10. A Basket of National Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary Passes from all over Australia, including Canberra, Perth, Featherdale , Currumbin and more.

11. Portrait of a kangaroo by Maureen Klees

12. Painting of magnificent gorges in spectacular Karijini National Park in Western Australia . Artist: Marion Pender.

Silent auction:

4 Deni Hines CDs and DVDs including Deni Hines and James Morrison, Christine Anu and Deni hines, plus “deni hines water and chocolate’, signed CD.



Hi Everyone,
I am so happy to announce that our Afternoon with Australian Icons was a roaring success!!! The Australian Society for Kangaroos made $6,850 in profit, and Nikki also sold 50 t/shirts! There are more to sell still if anyone is interested.

An attendance of around 200 people were impressed with the line up and programme, Lynda Stoner and Johnny Pace were fabulous with their introductions and auction skills.I cannot thank you both enough.

The Speakers were dynamic, they produced much emotion and passion during all of their speeches, the audience were wonderful, they listened intently to every word. Thankyou so much to all of you.

The Entertainers were so enjoyable, and so professional, the audience sang along, clapped, swayed and the vibe was very uplifting. You were shining stars!

The sound techs upstairs were terrific,as well as my dear friend Casey Knox was great as the sound person on stage.

I cannot thank the Revesby Workers girls enough for all their help with the advertising, and set up of the room on the day.

Carol Maroun did a fantastic job of setting the stage up as an Australiana feel, which set the atmosphere ready for an afternoon full of entertainment, serious talks about the kangaroo's alarming situation, and heart felt reactions from both celebrities and the audience were both suprising and encouraging.

I'm sure everyone enjoyed the day as much as I, and took away a huge amount of information with them, to continue to do their best to help our Australian National Icon, the Kangaroo.

Thanks again to everyone for your kind contribution of raffle and auction items and to all of you who made such a huge effort to come along and show your support on the day.

Also, to everyone who helped me on the day, to make it such so successful, I thankyou very, very much. I could not have done it without you.

It was truly an inspiring afternoon with Australian Icons.

Warm wishes,