Members of the Bundaberg 4WD Club took advantage of the Australia Day break to head to their club campsite on the banks of the Kolan River.
One theory on why we celebrate on the 26 January is that back in 1949, the Australian nationality came into existence when the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 was enacted.
That was the day we were first called Australians and allowed to travel with passports as Australians.
This was the day Australians became free to make our own decisions about which wars we would fight and how our citizens would be treated.
Today 26 January is the day new Australians receive their citizenship.
It is a day which celebrates the implementation of the Act which gave freedom and protection to the first Australians and gives all Australians, old and new, the right to live under the protection of Australian Law, united as one nation.
Club members celebrated the occasion by dressing in their Australiana and playing various Aussie-themed games.
Trivia questions based on the lucky country had many a member being fined by the host after some questionable answers were argued.
Boomerang throwing tested the group, with our lack of ability showing how far we could throw a stick.
Egg and spoon races, with very few rules, saw the more competitive of the group get in to a bit of arge and barge.
As night fell the cricket pitch was lit by our vehicle spotlights.
With a ball that glowed as well as the stumps when hit, the game went on into the night.
Running between the wickets was a hazardous process due to the numerous cow patties strewn on the field.
Heading out into Warro National Park our group explored some of what the area had to offer.
Tracks in the park are heavily overgrown with plenty of trees down to slow progress.
Washouts tested the driver’s ability to judge wheel placement and saw some need a bit of guidance to get through.
Back at camp the river provided the perfect place to cool down and soak in the great outdoors.
We are grateful to the property owners that allow our club access to places the general public don't get to go and a special thanks to Luscious Fruit for supplying us with trays of mangoes to devour over the weekend.
To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on the website at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.
Brad Praed, Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club
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