HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY 2014
How many footsteps have traipsed this vast land in search of shelter, love and hope...
from the original inhabitants to those, who over time, ventured from far off lands, looking for a better life - just as they do today.
This is a land of contrasts, vast desert to rainforests, majestic mountains to golden sands, towering water falls to trickling streams, vast cattle stations ... where to reach the boundaries, you have a day's ride... tiny villages and bustling cities...
There is still room for homes on acreage, as well as highrise apartments towering in to the sky or homes on the typical suburban block.
Australians are a friendly lot, unless you beat them at sport, then it's a grumble and a groan, before they pat you on the back with a "she's right, mate... your shout".
We love our country, in a laid back kind of way... we are creative and innovative, we are descendants of many lands, of many cultures, but most of all, we are proud Australians.
So, raise a glass and help celebrate our past, our present and our future... and we'll welcome you with open arms.
(c) copyright of all photos remains with Crissouli with one exception
(c) photo of Uluru is licensed for free use by Thomas Schoch