Happy Australia Day:Beneath our radiant Southern Cross, We’ll toil with hearts and hands…

Today I was honoured to be invited as Guest Speaker at the Red Cliffs Community Australia Day Breakfast at Barclay Square in Red Cliffs. A good crowd gathered for the traditional barbeque and a real sense of community was evident.

Several descendants of Lock-builders were present, including Sheree Keating, (2x great grand-daughter of Ernest and Mary Rains), Jenni Gowers, (great grand-daughter of Ernest Rains),  Ian Jepson, (great grandson of Charles John and Florence Emily Adams and Brendan, (my son, great grandson of Arthur and Florence Rains).

Australia Day 2016

Lock descendants gather for Australia Day, left to right: Sheree Keating, Helen Stagg and Jenni Gowers.