PHOTO 1:"It was my privilege to meet Paralympic swimmer and paratriathlon competitor Marayke Jonkers at The Curry pool today. Marayke represented Australia at three Paralympic games and now runs her own charity 'Sporting Dreams'."
PHOTO 2: Sharing a beer and a yarn to congratulate a great Australian from 'The Curry' - Joseph (Joe) Bakhash!
PHOTO 3: Swapping hats and a sharing a joke with Kat Ufer at The Isa Hotel
PHOTO 4: Enjoying the fun at the Isa Hotel with Adam Gardener from North West Crane Hire and Tegan Kastermans. Tegan works at the Royal Flying Doctor's Service Mount Isa and is a 2014 Mount Isa Rodeo Queen entrant - raising money for this iconic Australian charity.
PHOTO 5: The champions, Steve (General Manager Isa Hotel), Semi Vuetrvau (3rd), Ben Curry-Vale (2nd) and the winner of the Australia Day Isa Hotel steak eating contest Romaine Karena.
PHOTO 6: Adjudicating the Man V Food competition with The Isa Hotel General Manager Peter.
PHOTO 7: Having a yarn to University of Queensland lecturer and Mount Isa Australia Day Ambassador Kay Saunders about both of our families history in the North West of Queensland.
PHOTO 8: With new Australian Citizen Sandeep Meka and his family. Sandeep is originally from Southern India and works at the mines in Mount Isa. Good onya mate!
PHOTO 9: Brooke Whiting – Mount Isa Young Citizen of the Year, is a Spinifex High graduate and received an OP 1. Brooke is off to my old stomping ground, the University of Queensland to study a Bachelor of Science and has gained Provisional Entry into Post-graduate Medicine.