Australia’s National Day… and a day off. Nice!
The ‘Meaning’ of Australia Day.
To be honest I don’t really think too much, if ever, about the reasons behind why we have certain holidays. I’m not religious so times like Easter and Christmas to me are more about Easter egg hunts and the gleeful squeals of my children as they unwrap their presents.
But today I thought that I would try to visually depict what living in Australia has meant to me. I was born here and have lived in Melbourne since 1998 but also spent two decades travelling the world. I think my experiences of living in other communities and cultures has given me a good frame-of-reference for my observations.
As a photographer I have always been a big people-watcher. I travel to learn and observe to understand. And of late I have enjoyed travelling close-to-home. A saunter in my own suburb or a roadtrip into the beautiful countryside nearby.
Recently it’s become clear to me that you really don’t have to travel far to escape ordinary!
Australia Day Gallery.
So please see below a gallery of what I have seen in the last nine months or so of travelling within Australia. All of these images have been included already in various posts here on Thirty Summers. If you would like to read that post or see more similar images just click the link underneath the photograph.
Happy ‘Straya Day…