Canowindra’s Australia Day special guest Member for Calare Andrew Gee identified Caddie Marshall’s Australia Day address at Morris Park on Friday evening as one of the best he heard all day.
Caddie captured the crowd speaking about the sounds and smells of Australia which instantly “bring us home”, “our passion to win” and the way we “survive and strive as a nation”.
“The warble of magpie’s song in the morning that can waken us to a smile and deep sense of belonging, the breaking of a long hot summer afternoon silence by that instantly recognisable piercing laughter of a kookaburra – these are our sounds, Australia sounds,” Caddie said.
“The smell of the bush, eucalypt and lemon myrtle, the smell of a shearing shed at the end of a back breaking day, the cool rich smell of the river.”
Mr Gee said she “absolutely captured what it means to be a country Australian”.