Is Australia about to welcome a new super yacht? John Symond is getting ready to accept delivery of his newly constructed Mega Yacht Hasna. Exciting news for John but also very exciting news for all of us with an interest in super yachts! With six double cabins, she can accommodate twelve very important guests in absolute comfort and luxury.
Darwin's beer can regatta day was held yesterday with all its usual and customary colour and fanfare. The event has been running since 1974 when over 60 competed and about 22,000 people attended the event. At the time, that was almost half of Darwin's population! So what is the Darwin Beer can regatta day all about? Well in 1972, Swan Breweries asked Paul Rice-Chapman to come up with a "Water" festival to help promote the brand. What could be more Aussie than a beer can regatta to celebrate and promote a beer company? Nowadays, the event has a very family friendly focus and feel about it although the large crowds haven't forgotten the history behind it.
Wednesday 5th July is recognised as World Bikini Day! The origins of the modern bikini as we know it can be attributed to French engineer, Louis Reard. It has been suggested that the bikini was named after Bikini Atoll, where post war nuclear testing was taking place. Originally labelled as quite risqué, the bikini has matured to become a symbol of female individuality and expression.
The first week of July not only ushers in the start of the new financial year but is also the start of NAIDOC week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. The committee has a long-standing history and can be traced as far back as the 1920s. This week is a time to celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with this year’s theme focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.