Bob Missingham and Douglas Jardine.
Bob Missingham and Douglas Jardine. John Gass

Flying the flag for our nation

“You couldn't ask for a better spot.”

Murwillumbah Central Rotary member Noel Graham was in town bright and early setting up the sausage sizzle and a sea of Aussie flags at Budd Park, Murwillumbah.

“Look at the location, everything's here,” he said.

“We're right near the river but still close to the road so we're visible to everyone passing through.”

Adding to the nostalgia, Des Knight was busy cooking damper and boiling billy tea over a fire contained in an old Castrol petrol drum.

“It's just self-raising flour, salt and baking powder,” he said.

“The smell of the smoke and fire puts a bit of old Australia into it.”

Tweed Valley Restorers presented a 1930 model Ford A Coupe owned by Geoff Smith.

“She was a national concourse winner in Brisbane in 1990.”

The classic car had taken eight years to restore.

Events for the kids continued into the morning with an egg and spoon race and gumboot throwing competition.

This was the first year Budd Park had hosted the annual event.



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