GALLERY: Australia Day

NATIONAL SPIRIT: Gabrielle Barlow, 13
NATIONAL SPIRIT: Gabrielle Barlow, 13
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE: (l-r) Maxyne Evans, 8, Emily Ward, 7, and Jordan Christopher, 7, 1st Denman Scouts hand out pamphlets and Australian souvenirs.

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE: (l-r) Maxyne Evans, 8, Emily Ward, 7, and Jordan Christopher, 7, 1st Denman Scouts hand out pamphlets and Australian souvenirs.

SERVING IT UP: Denman Rotary members, from left, president John East, Brian Johnson, vice president Rod Hirst, Kevin Thompson, Des Samways, and Jeff Thompson.

SERVING IT UP: Denman Rotary members, from left, president John East, Brian Johnson, vice president Rod Hirst, Kevin Thompson, Des Samways, and Jeff Thompson.

TASTY FEED: Margelle Watts hands Chelsea Jones, 12, a sausage sandwich on Sunday.

TASTY FEED: Margelle Watts hands Chelsea Jones, 12, a sausage sandwich on Sunday.

UNITED FRONT: (l-r) Rotary’s Rod Hirst with Lyn Jones, Don Sparke, Margelle Watts, and Luke Jones from Denman Lions.

UNITED FRONT: (l-r) Rotary’s Rod Hirst with Lyn Jones, Don Sparke, Margelle Watts, and Luke Jones from Denman Lions.

TEA FOR ONE: (l-r) Muswellbrook CWA president Mary Bowman, vice president Jan Wild and member Joy Baxter, were on hand to provide those attending the Muswellbrook Shire Australia Day celebration, including Josh Barry, with a warm cuppa.

TEA FOR ONE: (l-r) Muswellbrook CWA president Mary Bowman, vice president Jan Wild and member Joy Baxter, were on hand to provide those attending the Muswellbrook Shire Australia Day celebration, including Josh Barry, with a warm cuppa.

PERFECT HARMONY: Muswellbrook Shire concert band.

PERFECT HARMONY: Muswellbrook Shire concert band.

SOAKING UP THE ATMOSPHERE: Georgina and Franky Evans, 19 months, Juliane Christopher, and Patrick Ward, 2.

SOAKING UP THE ATMOSPHERE: Georgina and Franky Evans, 19 months, Juliane Christopher, and Patrick Ward, 2.

HONOURED: Australia Day award nominees.

HONOURED: Australia Day award nominees.

FITTING HONOUR: Barry French gave the welcome to country.

FITTING HONOUR: Barry French gave the welcome to country.

MORNING WALK: Lauren, Debbie and Sarah Mitchell took their dog Darcy for an Australia Day walk.

MORNING WALK: Lauren, Debbie and Sarah Mitchell took their dog Darcy for an Australia Day walk.

SPECIAL OCCASION: Muswellbrook Shire deputy mayor and event emcee Malcolm Ogg.

SPECIAL OCCASION: Muswellbrook Shire deputy mayor and event emcee Malcolm Ogg.

SWEET SONGS: Susan Thring sang along with Muswellbrook Shire Concert Band.

SWEET SONGS: Susan Thring sang along with Muswellbrook Shire Concert Band.

GREEN THUMBS: Denman Community Garden was awarded the Environment Award which was accepted by president Renee Smith and presented by Cr Janelle Risby and Muswellbrook Shire mayor Martin Rush.

GREEN THUMBS: Denman Community Garden was awarded the Environment Award which was accepted by president Renee Smith and presented by Cr Janelle Risby and Muswellbrook Shire mayor Martin Rush.

GOOD SPORT: Russell Esdaile and Muswellbrook Shire mayor Martin Rush presented Bruce Honeysett (centre) with the Services to Sport of the Year award.

GOOD SPORT: Russell Esdaile and Muswellbrook Shire mayor Martin Rush presented Bruce Honeysett (centre) with the Services to Sport of the Year award.

WELCOME GUEST: Muswellbrook Council general manager Steve McDonald presents Australia Day Ambassador Taylor Corry with a thank you gift.

WELCOME GUEST: Muswellbrook Council general manager Steve McDonald presents Australia Day Ambassador Taylor Corry with a thank you gift.

CONGRATULATIONS: (l-r) 2013 Muswellbrook Citizen of the Year, Australia Day Ambassador Taylor Corry, 2014 Citizen of the Year Jenny Hinschen, 2013 Young Citizen of the Year Amanda Morris, and Muswellbrook mayor Martin Rush.

CONGRATULATIONS: (l-r) 2013 Muswellbrook Citizen of the Year, Australia Day Ambassador Taylor Corry, 2014 Citizen of the Year Jenny Hinschen, 2013 Young Citizen of the Year Amanda Morris, and Muswellbrook mayor Martin Rush.

TOP CITIZENS: 2013 Muswellbrook Citizen of the Year Graham Turvey congratulates 2014 Citizen of the Year Jenny Hinschen.

TOP CITIZENS: 2013 Muswellbrook Citizen of the Year Graham Turvey congratulates 2014 Citizen of the Year Jenny Hinschen.

DISCIPLINED: Denman Karate show the audience their skills

DISCIPLINED: Denman Karate show the audience their skills

TWEET TWEET: Zoe De-Boni from Western Australia met a native bird at Denman on Sunday.

TWEET TWEET: Zoe De-Boni from Western Australia met a native bird at Denman on Sunday.

SUMMER FUN: Hailey Parker, 12, and Heidi Wolfgang, 12, made use of the free pass to Denman Aquatic Centre.

SUMMER FUN: Hailey Parker, 12, and Heidi Wolfgang, 12, made use of the free pass to Denman Aquatic Centre.

STAYING COOL: Byron Warroll, 13, Ben Wolfgang, 13, and Lachlan Barry, 12, cooled off in the pool on Australia Day.

STAYING COOL: Byron Warroll, 13, Ben Wolfgang, 13, and Lachlan Barry, 12, cooled off in the pool on Australia Day.

BIG DAY OUT: back from left, Katrina Moroney, Ella Moroney, Jed Moroney, Greg Boyton, Tessa Moroney, front from left, Heather and Ron Boyton.

BIG DAY OUT: back from left, Katrina Moroney, Ella Moroney, Jed Moroney, Greg Boyton, Tessa Moroney, front from left, Heather and Ron Boyton.

FOLLOW ME: Zumba instructor Christine Scott leads a Zumba performance at the ceremony on Sunday.

FOLLOW ME: Zumba instructor Christine Scott leads a Zumba performance at the ceremony on Sunday.