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Clean-up Day

an experience of country and coast

A few years ago Ian Kiernan had a vision: Clean up Australia.
 
Today, as a result of that idea, some friends and I, along with tens of thousands of other Australians, went to work with bags and gloves to clean up other people's rubbish.
 
Twelve of us went to work in Nielsen Park alongside Sydney Harbour. The Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull MP, got involved as well.
 
We found the ocean-etched sandstone crevices along the water's edge jammed with all kinds of garbage -- tennis balls, babies bottles, destroyed eskies and heaps and heaps of plastic bottles. Most of it probably comes from boats passing by in the harbour. It didn't take long to fill up bags and bags of the stuff. Sometimes the piles of rubbish hid seething masses of crabs lurking about the salt water below.
 
Afterward, we gathered together 15 odd bags of rubbish collected in just over an hour and a half. A hell of a haul. The whole thing was a raging success thanks to Mary-Lou Jarvis who catered a picnic to reward the team.

 
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Doug Kirkpatrick
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Those ticking street posts, Frequent flyers??, Max the dog, Flag on a dumpster, My backyard clotheslines, Clever street art, Australia Day in Port Hedland, Passing road trains, Lawn in the Pilbara, Big Australian Sky, Flying art, Lunchtime for 'Wombat', Hand of Friendship, Dodging busted Telecom pits, Tuned in to the nation, Hanging out to dry, Swimming Pool for One, broken flags, Genuine Aussie gladiators..., Shark Wrestling in South Australia, The Sydney-to-Hobart, Fantales - things of beauty, Street Junk, Dining IN, tradie's bit for the nation, ANZAC biscuits help keep peace in Kashmir, Cops on the beat, Spiders lurking, Eating Violet Crumbles, Coastal sandstone, Living among the gum trees, Feeling of wool, Outdoor shower, Regarding the 'Coathanger', Pausing to honour the 'Diggers', The rural gatepost where yarns are had, Celebrating Australia Day in Port Hedland, P-Plate, Kirribilli commute, Oz Day in the city, Dancing with the Stars - in Milson's Point, Sydney, Weekday oasis of calm, Bondi Beach - historic more than bohemian, Riding into history on a vintage train in Tasmania, Plunging escarpments ain't always pretty, Feeding wild lorikeets on the verandah at home, Walking the streets of Sydney, When you're driving in Australia..., Melbourne Cup in Martin Place, Taking a punt on the Melbourne Cup - Part 1 of 2, Taking a punt on the Melbourne Cup - Part 2 of 2, Cyclone Tracy revisited, Hot date with a Maytag washer in Darwin, The Port Hedland detention centre, Not ice, nor 'Ice', nor snow. Just Pilbara salt, Railmotor from Werris Creek, Camping with wild pigs, Telephone sockets in Australia, Werris Creek Station, Leaving their mark in stone, Being Australian on Christmas Day (Bondi Beach pt1), Christmas Day at Bondi Beach (pt2), Christmas Day at Bondi Beach (pt3), Camping holiday - best way to see Australia

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Max the dog by Doug, Farm fresh eggs - scrambled by bike by Gillian, Big Australian Sky by Doug, Lunchtime for 'Wombat' by Doug, Australian bush... by Gard, Glenrowan Vic . by Gard, Tidal Storm by Gard, The flood of 1956 by Gard, Boys fishing trip on the Murray by potsy, Vegie Garden by potsy, Another Flag by potsy, Yabbies by potsy, Barramundi Nationals by potsy, Shark Wrestling in South Australia by Doug, Broome and The Kimberley by yarralea, Our natural bushland by sharles48, Beach by ccharli, Coastal sandstone by Doug, Living among the gum trees by Doug, Feeling of wool by Doug, Outdoor shower by Doug, Murray River by eidurt, Going to a classy outdoor outback loo by shazza, The rural gatepost where yarns are had by Doug, Weekday oasis of calm by Doug, Bondi Beach - historic more than bohemian by Doug, a prime minister drowns by Colette, Sand in the sandwiches by Ginger, Port Douglas by Doodie, The lighthouse I grew up with by Rosemary, Tripping in the Park by Matty, Happy to be here by Rodney, Old telegraph wires on lonely Australian road by Jay, The giant iron or ships of China by Rodney, Baptism of fire by Jenny, Flying like a bird by Raymond, Being Australian on Christmas Day (Bondi Beach pt1) by Douglas, Christmas Day at Bondi Beach (pt2) by Douglas, Christmas Day at Bondi Beach (pt3) by Douglas, A great place to propose by Grot, The Isa in the '60s by Gry, Mateship in the aftermath of disaster by Gry, Saturday in South Australia by TJ, SE Queensland, Northern Sydney & West Palm Beach Florida by Kat, Someone's lost world in the Dandenongs, Victoria by Carry My Can, Night fall by KellyJayne, Cyclone Supplies by KellyJayne

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