Australia Day Black Tie Gala 2015, New York
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2015 Australia Day Black Tie Gala

On Friday 23rd January the grand ballroom of Cipriani Wall Street was host to the American Australian Association’s Australia Day Black Tie Gala, presented by National Australia Day. The evening was a celebration of Australia Day and Australia in the United States with over 400 guests attending, including special guests the Hon. Julie Bishop and Australian athlete and philanthropist Ian Thorpe OAM.

Ian Thorpe, who was recognized at the event for his extraordinary contribution to sport and philanthropy, gave guests an insight into his Olympic experiences and friendly competition with his American rivals in the pool.

The Master of Ceremonies, Australian actor and television host Nick Hardcastle, lead the entertainment which featured Broadway performer Kaye Tuckerman, opera singer Rachelle Durkin and pianist Danny Lincoln.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oevres and an open bar at the pre-dinner reception, followed by a chef created three-course dinner showcasin Australian produce and wine.  Many stayed for the after party and danced the rest of the night away with DJ Ricardo Lima spinning Aussie classics and new hits.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor National Australia Bank along with the other sponsors who made this evening possible.

Congratulations to our AAA & Qantas Airways grand prize winner, Karen Hagberg and our runner up prize winners, Heathe St. Clair, Tim Olsen, Kim Lancer and Paul Pardini.

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