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Easter at Mallacoota

Hundreds of locals and visitors gathered at Bastion Point on Easter Sunday 31 May 2013, to both celebrate Bastion  and make the Point to East Gippsland Shire Council that opposition to 3b is as strong as ever.  The centre piece was an enormous white elephant, symbolic of  both the over sized 3b proposal and the drain it will be on the public purse.

To the beat of  drums the crowd paraded under the elephant and along the beach, waving placards and marine motifs, adding colour and movement to the afternoon.  See reports in the Snowy River Mail, Eden Magnet, and Bairnsdale Advertiser.

Video footage was taken of different aspects of the day, which will be used to promote our cause.

Late in the afternoon 30 surfers paddled out for a traditional and moving ceremony to honour the memory of Dave Allan. Dave was one of the three locals who  gave “Broken Board” surf break its name.

On Sunday evening people filled the Mudbrick Pavilion to enjoy the music at the concert “Standing Together for the Last Bastion.”   The audience was entertained with great music by a range of musicians. Thanks to all involved, especially Justin Brady for putting it all together.