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Any CSers from Abroad want to experience Aussie Culture this Sunday 17 Nov...in Melbourne...and other bits of Vic...
G'day CSers from abroad,
Just a quick note to say that I'm planning on taking a group of you for a tour of Melbourne's Aussie Cultural icons this Sunday 17 Nov. 2013, including places like:
-MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground); On Sunday being its also a free open day (no entry charge) it being the MCC's 175th Birthday - The Sacred Turf of the Melbourne Cricket Club, the iconic 'Boxing Day' Cricket Test Match, this year also being another installment in the World famous Test Series Rivalry:'The Ashes' - Between Australia and England. Also the sacred turf of Australia's No. 1 sporting code 'Aussie-Rules Football' or 'Footy', plus the connecting National Sports Museum
-Shrine of Remembrance (Commemorating Victoria's contribution to Australia's sacred and famed ANZAC history (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)
Then for those who want continue with me, we head roughly 45 mins. South West (By train) to one of Australia's historic & iconic largest Regional Cities - Geelong, Plus the famed Great Ocean Road and Bell's Beach part of the Surfcoast, to learn - in more interactive ways - genuine grass-roots Aussie culture in a regional and coastal context.
These tours of this regional centre will take roughly 2 days, so Tuesday night 19 Nov. or, for those who want to, maybe a 3rd day or half of a 3rd day if anybody still wants to to have more time to take in where we have been some more:
-Geelong Heritage Centre
-Tour of Simonds Stadium - Home of the 'Footy' team and AFL(Australian Football League - Game's highest league and Governing Body) Powerhouse Club: the Geelong Cats; Hearing and experiencing the echo's so to speak of the rich long history and folklore surrounding the proud club. Plus I will show you all some screenings of some footage of footy history, culture and folklore Documentaries.
-Geelong RSL Club (Returned & Services League) - Another ANZAC cultural and community service institution to keep the ANZAC spirit alive and well - Which it certainly has done extremely honorably overly the eras gone by and present. I will show a screening of a Drama/Documentary type film - titled - ANZAC's which can teach you all the history, culture and folklore of the ANZACs, the ANZAC spirit and a bit about sacred ANZAC Day.
-'Narana Creations' - An Aboriginal Cultural interpretive Centre.
- A local suburban grass-roots Footy Club ground where I will set up a mini footy clinic to give you all some more chance immerse yourselves in a completely interactive way in learning the skills to playing footy.
- If any of you want have a dip/swim in the ocean (I will probably be doing that.) at the beaches along the Surfcoast eg. Torquay, Jan Juc, Bell's Beaches and if we can fit it in a bit more of an exploration of the Great Ocean Road eg. Townships of Anglesea, Fairhaven, the Beach - Point Road Knight...
- A stroll down at Geelong's iconic Waterfront scene; the famed Bollards, the Promenade, Buckingham Pier, Some Corio Bay Lookout areas east of Eastern Beach...
- During Monday and Tuesday nights we shall also head into the Geelong CBD to grab some dinner and have a few drinks a couple of pubs...