Change the date, Australia Day protest a quiet affair at Cook Park

Tanya Marschke
Updated June 7 2021 - 11:38pm, first published January 26 2021 - 5:08pm
PROTEST: Tobi Dzwonczyk. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
PROTEST: Tobi Dzwonczyk. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

A lone protester wearing a painted shirt declaring there's "no pride in genocide" maintained a quiet vigil through the speeches, awards and performances during the Australia Day celebration at Cook Park on Saturday.

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Tanya Marschke

Tanya Marschke


I am based at Orange and cover a wide range of subjects as well as the weekly business column. I've worked consistently in the the media industry since 2006 including the past seven years at the Central Western Daily. Before moving to Orange, I worked as a journalist at weekly newspapers the Beaudesert Times and the Gold Coast Sun in Queensland, as well as the Scone Advocate in the Hunter Valley. I started my career at the Ridge News in Lightning Ridge while I completed my journalism studies remotely at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst.

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