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A “Taste of Australia” for the June 11, 2010 Friday Night Dinner was hosted by Ambassador Kim Beazley

The Honorable Kim Beazley, AC Ambassador of Australia to the United States welcomed 80 injured service members and their families from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center to the Embassy of Australia for a “Taste of Australia” dinner, including the unique sounds of a Didgeridoo and the outstanding hospitality of the Aussies!

Ambassador Kim Beazley with service members W. Khan and K. Nielsen

Andrew Kinnard (lst Lt. USMC) is offered an Aussie beverage

On right Lt. General Charles Green (USAF Surgeon- General)

Senior Airman Brian Kolfage shows off the Australian MilitarySlouch hat he won as a door prize.

Vice Admiral Dirk Debbink (Chief of U.S. Navy Reserve), Ambassador Beazley
and General James Cartwright (VC Joint Chief of Staff)

Andrew Kinnard and the Mascheks share a moment… “Circles in the Sand” an Art Exhibit of Aboriginal Art from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection in background

Service Member Preston Kaplan and Brigadier Rod West (Assistant Defence Attachè)

Cameron McCarthy’s (from Australia’s Consulate General in New York) ancestry is from the Kuku-Yalanji and Ba-Barum tribes of Northern Queensland. Cameron performs with a Didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Aboriginal people of Australia

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