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MEDIA RELEASE                    19 January 2021


Australia Day 2021


This Tuesday, January 26 we return to the beloved Lake Mary Ann to gather as a community and enjoy a BBQ and afternoon of fun. 

But let's not get ahead of ourselves! The morning will start with the annual Triathlon at the pool from 6 am so get your runners on, freestyle your way past the start line and cycle your way to the end. If that's not enough to kick start your hunger then head down to the free Australia Day Breakfast at Civic Hall from 8 am (places are limited so get there at 8 am sharp to guarantee a spot). 

At the breakfast you can hear from the Mayor, our Australia Day Ambassador and former resident Adam Blake, celebrate our new citizens, and applaud our valuable members of the community with the Australia Day Awards with the 6 categories:

Community Event of the Year
Sportsperson of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Senior Citizen of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year
Citizen of the Year

Following this is the Ruger Run at 10 am going from the town clock - another chance to show off your athletic prowess and take part in a community event celebrating our town (there will be water available to combat the morning sun).

ALL ABOARD TO LAKE MARY ANN! Our Tennant Creek shuttle bus - pick up points were starting from the South End of Town :

Stops along Main Street
Caltex - South end of town
Centrelink area
Transit Centre
Opposite BP (Eldorado Motel outside lawn) 
or - flag the Bus anywhere along the main street.

We can also collect from: 

Tingkarli Camp
Wuppa Camp
Kargaru Camp 

Marla Marla Camp
Village Camp 

Bringing people Back into Town - basically, we can drop anywhere required.

Once at the very full Lake Mary Ann we have an afternoon of fun-filled activities and a FREE BBQ. Bring a rug, a family, your mates and BYO what you require - we can provide water. Some of the afternoon activities include:

Tug-of-War (teams of 6)
Leaky Bucket (teams of 6)
Oar-some (teams of 3) - bring your own oar, made of anything you want except a real oar.
Best Dressed
Lord of the Pies
Zorb Ball Race

Our friends at T&J have offered to bring their raft so if we get more raft applicants WE WILL BRING BACK THE RAFT RACE!!!

Activities will go from 12pm to 5 pm with the last bus service leaving shortly after 5 pm.

Come down and join in the fun Tuesday 26 January.

If you would like to find out more email council at or call on 08-8962 0000.

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Our mailing address is:
PO Box 821
Tennant Creek NT 0861

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