Sky Blue all around downunder

There was sky blue all around when Cornish Bards in Australia held their 26th Assembly, on Saturday 27th October, 2012. 

Bards, Mayor, Lady of the Southern Land, Flower Dancers, and Association banner bearers – after the ceremony

Held during the 3rd Cornish Cultural Celebration in Nowra, NSW the colourful ceremony was back-dropped by the scenery of the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Campus and held on a warm, sunny spring day with blue skies.

13 Bards gathered led by Terry Johnson – Den a Boll from South Australia, and Bards had come from as far as Victoria, SA, and WA. Local MP and Mayor of Shoalhaven City Council, Cllr Joanna Gash welcomed the Bards and thanked the Grand Bard for allowing the ceremony to be held during the 3rd Cornish Cultural Celebration at the University of Wollongong campus in Nowra.

The Lady of the Southern Land (Kerensa Dunkerley) led by the Marshall (Ruth Cocks) through the dancers

To superb harp music, the Bards applauded the Flower Dance performed by local children, and the Lady of the Southern Land presented a basket of local fruit and flowers such as Waratah, Bottlebrush, and Wattle, to the leader.

Next May is the 30th anniversary of the 1st gathering in Australia led by Denis Trevanion – Trevanion and an Assembly is planned for Moonta, SA. Bards from around the world will be welcome.

Chris Dunkerley – Kevrenor, for the Bards in NSW            29 November, 2012

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