Oz Day pulls in crowds
BY SANDRA SIAGIAN
PATRIOTIC revellers made the most of Australia Day celebrations at venues around St George. About 30,000 people gathered in Carss Bush Park to celebrate the nation’s day. They set up tents and picnics by Kogarah Bay, enjoyed the warm weather, swam and relaxed as entertainment continued into the night. Gus Holland, of Beverley Park, took no chances of missing out on the perfect spot and headed there at 3am to secure a gazebo on the water’s edge. The proud grandfather said there was nothing better than spending Australia Day with his family. “You have to get down here early to have a prime location … and to have the best view of the fireworks,” he said.