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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 1st 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 2, 2009 11 NEWS Show of mateship SHIREEN KHALIL Want a sneak peak of The Story of True Blue? There's an exclusive John Williamson interview on video and a photo gallery at innerwestweekly.com.au TRUE BLUE FEATURES 30 performers including circus performers, Aboriginal artists and vocalists 40 stockmen and horses 65 head of cattle 50 head of sheep 30 brumbies John Williamson and the trick motorcyclists will be a standout at the Easter Show this year. Pictures: PHIL BLATCH ~PP260648, ~PP260624 AUSTRALIA'S most recog- nisable bush anthem, True Blue, has been transformed into a spectacular stage show for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Story of True Blue is the centrepiece of the 2009 show and is set to teach Sydney showgoers about country life and the Aust- ralian value of mateship. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW's chief executive Peter King said John Williamson's iconic song provides the perfect backdrop for a new arena spectacular about mateship. ''It's a story of courage, mateship and adventure, told through the travels of an Australian stumpy-tail cattle dog called Bluey,'' Mr King said. ''We have enlisted the help of two Australian music stars -- Shannon Noll as the balladeer and John Williamson's famous song True Blue -- to create a family-friendly arena spec- tacular every night of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.'' At the show's launch last week, Williamson said he was proud to be involved. ''It's time we celebrated the whole of this country. Things are a bit tough at the moment and True Blue is about getting going when the going gets tough,'' he said. Auburn Primary School students, who also got among the action at the launch, were very im- pressed and said the best parts were Williamson's rendition of True Blue and the motorbike tricks. The Story of True Blue will show nightly in the NAB Arena from April 9. For the first three nights of the show, Williamson will appear live to sing True Blue and other favourites at the end of the night. Tickets to the Easter Show are available on www.eastershow.com.au and attract a 15 per cent discount. Rosebank College: An independent co-educational Catholic college, preparing young men and women for a contemporary world. Rosebank College recognises that students have many varied interests and talents outside of the classroom. Our unique co-curricular program promotes an active, engaged and creative lifestyle involving sport and cultural activities. Professional trainers, coaches and managers guide students to develop a high level of skill while also offering an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Find out more about our co-curricular program and many other aspects of Rosebank College at our Open Day. Open Day Sunday 3 May, 11--3pm. An Alumni reunion will also be held on the day. Rosebank College, 1A Harris Road, Five Dock, NSW 2046 • Email: email@example.com • Phone: 9713 3100 www.rosebank.nsw.edu.au
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