Bicentenary Event – University of Queensland

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Saturday 21st of October

We arrived earlier in the day to set up.   Nine pointed stars, royal blue and gold, found their way around the room.

Tables were covered with cloth.

Food platters  semi prepared.

Flowers were laid out.

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It was raining.  The Jacaranda’s shed their purple flowers  and birds sang in trees.

Everyone worked together in unity to have everything ready for when the guests arrived.

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Some of my photographs were placed in the room for a mini exhibition.

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As people arrived they were met by the usher who offered them a program.

He did not leave his task until everyone was seated.

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A table of information for the event was available. The Youth had helped package the Hidden Words, as well as make the nine pointed stars for the event.

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The Harpist arrived and began to warm up.

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Friends greeted each other.

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Soon the hall was filled and it was time for the program to begin.

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There was a welcome followed, by beautiful readings and an inspiring speech by Dr Janet Khan.

I was one of the readers, as were a few of the youth.   The harpist accompanied us in the background.  Some of the Light of the World Video was screened.

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Then everyone was invited to a beautiful supper and could view the mini art exhibition. I was so happy to share some of my photographs and poetry as part of this event.  Many people asked me about them.

There were so many people that made this event special.

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And it was wonderful to have many friends join us for the event.

If you were at this event please feel free to add your comments.  I will share a few more photographs on future blogs from other events in the lead up.

 

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