Australia Day at Hornsby Park

With bushman, farmer and working dog trainer Dave Graham

Enjoy some classic Aussie entertainment this Australia Day in Hornsby Park with bushman, farmer and working dog trainer turned TV star Dave Graham.

Farmer Dave, who went from being a sheep farmer in outback Queensland to a media personality, will be MC at Hornsby Shire Council’s Australia Day event from 11am to 3pm.

He will also be presenting two 25 minute shows with his rescue dogs, which show off amazing skills with the sheep and perform impressive tricks.

Members of the audience will be able to get interactive with the show when they come along and see Dave in action.

Dave has appeared on shows such as Big Brother and Dancing with the Stars, and trains dogs at his Sydney-based business The Farmer Dave Dog Centre.

He will be joined at the Australia Day event by a range of local and international artists providing entertainment on-stage, including talented fiddler Marian Burns and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performer Ryka Alie.

Other attractions include crocodile and reptile encounters, face painting and an opportunity to get a temporary Australian flag tattoo.

The Hornsby Lions Club will be running a gold coin donation sausage sizzle, raising funds for the Women’s Community Shelter, and the Country Women’s Association will have sweet treats available to fundraise for farmers suffering with the drought.

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WHEN: Monday 26 January, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Hornsby Park, next to the Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 203 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
COST: Free

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