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Hawks AFL Grand Final Party 2019

It’s the business end of the footy season which means the annual Philadelphia Hawks Grand Final Party is once again upon us. We’re heading to Cavanaugh’s Headhouse for the event which looks to be starting at 8pm and going through to 3am. A little drinking, some grub, raffles, great company and maybe a little footy
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Australia Day 2019 in Philly

It’s that time of year again to dust off the blunnies, don the akubra and the Ugg boots, squeeze into your stubbies and sink a few with some folks who might sound a bit like you and who will most likely nod and smile when you say “not happy Jan!”. Yep Aussie Day is upon
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Hawks Grand Final Party 2018

Philly Hawks are hosting their annual AFL grand final party again at Cav’s Headhouse. $20 will get you in the door plus and beer and a pie and of course all proceeds benefit the club as they head to the Nationals in Wisconsin this year. They’ll have Coopers, Hawks Merch, games, prizes starting at 10PM
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Cricket Day 2018

The annual ANZAC’s cricket match against Merion CC is on again this year so it’s time to pop the whites in the Napisan in time for the April 29th coin toss. If you haven’t already, shoot an email to shane@prodigiousmktg.com and feel free to reach out to your mates to see if they’re interested. We’re
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Australian Heritage Night @ the Sixers

With some serious Aussie representation these days at the Sixers, they’re putting on a bit of a heritage night a couple of days before Australia Day for a bunch of us to get together, get a little rowdy, eat some pies, play for Sixers merch plus probably heaps of other goodies. Grab your tix over
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Cricket Weekend – April 29 & 30

The annual cricket match against Merion CC is on again on Sunday April 30th so we’re in need of players for that game. There are also a few other potential activities happening that weekend that we’d be looking to get involved in, including another potential game on the Saturday against Philadelphia CC and some ANZAC Day
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Aussie Day 2017 in Philly

It’s that time again folks. It might not be the Aussie Day you’re used to cause in Philly it’s bloody cold and often snowy round this time of year but while there’s no outdoor barbies or picnics at the beach, we do make sure to get together for a quiet drink or 3. The folks from the
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ANZAC Day 2016

While we don’t have a dawn service here in Philly (those interested should head to New York or D.C) we can at the very least offer up a get-together for those who would like to pay their respects and remember those who have fought for the country we all still probably call home. A small gathering is
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Ausball Philly

This looks like great fun, a good way way to get some fitness going, as well as learning about Aussie Rules. The Hawks are hosting a short season of Co-ed Ausball games at Edgley field for 6 weeks starting April 3rd Sunday 4/03/16 (Free Intro Session) Sunday 4/10/16 Sunday 4/17/16 Sunday 4/24/16 Sunday 5/01/16 Saturday 5/07/16 Skills
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Cricket Day 2016

Dust off those whites, it’s time to defend our trophy from last year’s victory against the lads from Merion Cricket Club. This year is on Sunday April 10th at 12pm and as usual, we’ll be looking for players to front up. Nice if you have some skills but not essential. As usual the game will be
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Australia Day in Philadelphia 2016

It’s that time of year folks when we dust off the blunnies, slip on the stubbies, don the akubra’s, thongs and sluggos and brave the elements for Philadelphia’s pre-eminent annual Aussie event. Due to the fact that we have a live act this year, we’ve moved to a new location this year to Cavanaugh’s Headhouse (for those of
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World Cup Rugby

The Wallabies have had a great tournament (slight scare against the Scots) and will be facing the All Blacks in the final this Saturday (31st). Should be a crackerjack game. For those wanting to get out and support the lads, Fado will be showing the game from noon. No cover charge. See you there!
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Little May in Philly

Sydney indie band Little May will be making their way to our fair city. For those who need an update on the trio, here’s a recent article. Where: Milkboy (11th and Chestnut) When: Friday October 23rd, 2015 Time: Doors Open 8:30. Show Starts 9:30 Tickets: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/901331
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Footy in Philly

It’s a big time of year all over for the games we love. Upcoming Grand Finals for AFL and NRL, the Rugby World Cup has started in England so timing is good for us to watch here. There are also a couple of local games that might be worth checking out. Here’s a run down.
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Anzac Day 2015

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC day with some significant gatherings around the globe including Gallipoli. It also lands on a Saturday which means that there are some full day activities around us this year. Many of us will be popping up to New York starting with the Dawn Service. NEW YORK 5:45
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Australia Day in Philly 2015

It’s that time of year again folks where we get to dust off the Akubra, drag out the Stubbies, find the thongs and all get together to speak Strayan for a few hours and be pretty much guaranteed that someone knows what the hell you’re yappin on about. We’ll be packing in at Con Murphy’s again
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Philly Hawks Grand Final Party

It’s that time of year again folks. It’s down to 2 teams to battle it out at the G, Sydney Swans v Hawthorn Hawks in what promises to be a ripper of a game. Here in Philly, our own Hawks are hosting a Grand Final party this year at Tir Na Nog (1600 Arch St) kicking
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Super Rugby Grand Final at Fado

Those of us who love our rugby and are from Aus will no doubt be pretty keen to see a Waratahs victory at the upcoming grand final being played in Sydney against the Crusaders from Christchurch, NZ who will, without question, be a very tough opponent. But the Tah’s have been playing great footy and
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Rick Price in Philly

Some of you of a certain age will most likely know the name Rick Price. His hits from the early ’90’s received huge play. “Not a Day Goes By” was his first biggie and one I recall on heavy rotation. His follow-up “Heaven Knows” seems to be the one that really delivered him to international
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Aussie Day Celebrations

The dust has settled and many of us have managed to make a full recovery from the festivities of this year’s Australia Day party. A special thanks to the folks from Philly Hawks for putting it together, Dan Milbourne for supplying the t-shirts and his hosting duties and various sponsors, Philadelphia Fight and Ants Pants
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Ecosave Coming to Philly

It seems Aussie energy efficiency firm Ecosave has decided to locate its U.S headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and by the sounds of this press release, the move is already underway. The two year search came down to two key factors “…being among thought leadership in green buildings at the Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub
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Philadelphia Australia Day 2014

Just because you’re freezing your asses off in Philly, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with a bunch of fellow boofheads. Aussie Day is a big one over these parts where we gather for some beers and tucker and games et al. If you haven’t snagged yourself a Dan Milly T, there might be a few
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Aussie Rules Grand Final

This Friday it’s Hawks v Freo and a perfect time to strap on your footy boots, don your team colours and come out to join the Philly Hawks folks at Tir Na Nog for some tucker, tunes and prizes while watching the big game. Starts at 10pm and goes until the last person leaves.
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Anzac Day in Philadelphia 2013

For those in the Philly area, we will be hosting an informal gathering at Tir Na Nog this Thursday for ANZAC Day so come along after work and say hi, grab a beer and catch up with some Aussies and Kiwis for a bit and pay our respects to those who have been and are
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Cricketers – Next Game

All those of you who are a little useful with the willow or tossing about the leather round thing (or possibly people who just like to wear white…it’s very ‘in’ this season), there may be a couple more spaces for an upcoming game on April 21st, 2013. Per Shane Duncan “We have just received an
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Watching Footy in the USA in 2013

With the footy season about to kick off, we’re having a look at the various ways we can keep updated on the action across all codes. Last season we had Livesport.TV to watch all codes though it was pretty spotty and couldn’t be viewed on mobile devices but at least it was there and it
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Australian Consul General Luncheon in Philly

The Australian Consul General Philip H. Scanlan and Mrs Julie Singer Scanlan will be visiting Philadelphia on Tuesday 15th January, 2013. Australians living in Philly are invited to attend the luncheon at Di Bruno Brothers Upstairs Cafe at 1730 Chestnut St from 12:30pm to 2pm. Please make sure to RSVP here or by calling 212
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Australia Day in Philadelphia 2013

What better way to warm up in the middle of winter than gathering around a couple of warm meat pies with a few mates? Well we don’t know so that what we’re intending to do come January 26th. We are heading again this year to Con Murphy’s on the Parkway and 17th St for a
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Aussies Making an NYC Splash

With an increasing number of young Australians moving to the US in search of career opportunities courtesy of the E-3 visa, and Australian tourists making up the sixth-largest visitor group in New York, those destined for the Big Apple inevitably find themselves living or socialising north of Little Italy, Nolita for short. Within this roughly
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Melbourne Cup

As far as we know there are no plans for a get-together in Philly to watch the event but we are under the impression that the race will be available to view online LIVE via AustralianRacing.com (we’re not 100% sure about this one but certainly keep it on the list). Other options include: HRTV on
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The Wiggles Farewell Tour Comes to Philly

For those of you with ankle-biters, you’ve probably caught a few tunes from the lads over the years or maybe you just love their songs and have been known to rock out to some Hot Potato when the kiddies aren’t around. Well, they’ve been doing the rounds in the U.S before 3 of them hand
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Jersey Shore Rugby League – War at the Shore

The Annual War At the Shore is coming up. Head on down to Sea Isle City on July 28th at 10am for some fun in the sun. Great footy, kids activities, games, beach, games…all for free. BYO beach chair, cozzies, refreshments and don’t forget to slip, slop, slap. SATURDAY, JULY 28 DEALY FIELD 59TH &
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Anzac Day in Philadelphia 2012

The Twenty Fifth of April was the day in 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the beaches at Gallipoli. Ever since, the twenty fifth of April has been our National Day of Remembrance. We will celebrate the 97th Anniversary with a luncheon at the Union League on Broad Street, Philadelphia. The Remembrance will
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2012 USA v Ireland Rugby International

On Saturday, March 17, 1:00pm join us at Quick Stadium, Widener University in Chester for the annual USA v Ireland Rugby International, probably better known as the Donnybrook Cup. The United States Tomahawks will again be lining up against the Ireland Wolfhounds for what shapes up to be a crackerjack event culminating in a post match
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Aussie Day Celebrations

Yep it’s that time of year again folks where we dust off the driza-bone and akubra, get out the wallabies jersey or pick up a Dan Milbourne special edition t-shirt for this years Australia Day celebrations in Philly. We’re going for a little more space this year and have secured Con Murphys for the event
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Australia Week

Starting on January 11th and running for 3 weeks, “The 2012 G’Day USA 3-week program brings new business, education, entertainment, innovation, and tourism events to seven cities (San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Houston and Chicago) with the goal of strengthening bilateral collaboration and realizing new business opportunities. Over 25 events will
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Happy New Year Aussies in Philly

Fireworks weren’t quite the same here in Philly and the temps a little cooler (not by much) but we hope you signalled in the New Year in style. We’ve been sandwiched between test matches with India and after recovering from the joys of Test 1 we’ve been treated to some pretty impressive cricket with the
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Rugby League World Cup qualifying kicks off

The race to fill the two remaining spots in the 2013 World Cup gets under way this weekend with fixtures as far apart as Philadelphia and Padova. Russia player-coach Eduard Ososkov knows his side will be battling against the odds when they take on a star-studded Italian team in the opening game of the European
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Delaware Investments Raises $124,000 for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia in Charity Golf Tournament

PHILADELPHIA, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Thanks to generous support from sponsors and employees, Delaware Investments raised $124,795 in its charity golf outing — the Delaware Investments Charity Classic — for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. The Macquarie Group Foundation, which encourages staff to participate in and organize fundraising activities for nonprofit organizations, is matching
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Former Australian Football Star Sav Rocca’s Kicks Hanging With The Best

  ASHBURN — As one of the all-time greats in Australian rules football, Sav Rocca was used to living the life of a celebrity. He’d be recognized on the street as the full-forward for the Collingwood Magpies, where he played his first nine seasons, or the North Melbourne Kangaroos, from which he retired after six
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Commonwealth of PA, Office of International Business Development leading Trade Mission to Aus & NZ

  Familiar with a business who has spoken about setting up on office or doing business in Australia? The Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development would like to invite them to join a business development mission to Australia and New Zealand March 4-13, 2011.  The mission will focus on customized business appointments in Sydney and
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Aussie Kasey Brown has success during US Open Squash Championship at Drexel

Sixth seed Kasey Brown of Australia continued her giant killing act in the United States Open squash championships in Philadelphia when she upset world No. 4 and third seed Madeline Perry of Ireland to advance into the final on Wednesday. World No. 6 Brown, who stunned world No. 1 Nicol David in the quarter-finals on
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Wallabies run riot against Eagles

Date/Time: Sep 23, 2011, 20:30 local, 08:30 GMT Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Australia 67 – 5 United States of America Attendance: 33824  Half-time: 22 – 5 Tries: Ashley-Cooper 3, Beale, Elsom, Faingaa 2, Horne, McCabe, Mitchell, Samo Cons: Barnes 4, Cooper 2 Tries: Gagiano Flanker Rocky Elsom crosses for their second try of the match © Getty Images Australia ran in 11
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Local companies can explore global trade

Homegrown Delaware County companies can learn about opportunities in the global market — from Brazil to China — at a special trade event Sept. 23 at the Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square. County Council and the County Commerce Center announced that a sister economic development program, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP), will
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Aussie style smoking rules considered by Philly

The Phila. Board of Health wants signs like New York… One might think that smoking bans in city parks and that graphic cigarette-pack labels coming from Washington represent the extreme of government meddling. But with statistics showing that smoking remains the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths, the Philadelphia Board of Health is considering a
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Aussie native Meg Washington brings first U.S. tour to Philly’s TLA Sept 22nd

  Megan Washington, know in her native Australia as simply Washington, will begin a tour of the U.S. on Friday with Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark. Washington will bring her self-described “passive agressive pop” to the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia when the tour hits the city Sept. 22. Her critically acclaimed, chart-topping,
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Sept 30th Philly Hawks Fundraiser & Grand Final Party


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Philadelphia Fight win USA Rugby League Championship!

  The Philadelphia Fight have won their first ever Rugby League Premiership. Philadelphia the fight may have had a home ground advantage but no one told the New Haven Warriors that fact. Though it’s a game that could have never happened as Hurricane Irene has been bearing down on the East Coast of the USA,
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NY Times weighs in on Wallaby performance vs Irish

Even the NY Times (article appearing September 19th, 2011) is in on the discussion over the Wallabies performance over the weekend! Not sure where to catch the RWC 2011 Games? Tir  Na Nog  at 16th & Arch in Center City Philadelphia above Suburban train station is showing nearly every game live, just call ahead to
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U.S Open winner Stosur & Hurdling World Champ Pearson return to Gold Coast

  HUNDREDS of Gold Coasters have watched on as local sporting heroes Samantha Stosur and Sally Pearson were handed the keys to the city today. Arriving in separate Cadillacs, Grand Slam tournament-winning Stosur and world champion hurdler Pearson were welcomed by a large crowd, who had set up tents and laid out rugs in front
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