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2016 Celebrate Australia Day Release Challenge

Help me celebrate Australia Day!

Australia Day is celebrated on 26 January each year, and I challenge you to release as many "Australian" books as you can from Saturday 16 January to Friday 5 February 2016 inclusive, your local time.

On the second weekend after the challenge ends (13-14 February) I will award prizes of Wings for a Month for the person with the most releases, and two other participants (apart from the person with the most releases) selected at random.

What are the rules?

1. Any Australian-themed book (see below) released from 16 January to 5 February inclusive your local time can be included. Wild and controlled releases allowed.

2. Any book set (even if only partially) in Australia, is "about" Australia, has a character who is an Australian, is written by an Australian author, or is published in Australia, is considered an "Australian" book. They can be fiction or non-fiction. I'm hoping this is wide enough to allow anyone to be able to find suitable books to release.

3. Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome. Or for example, j4shaw's 2016 Australian Literature Sweepstakes http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/526696.

4. After making your releases, record them here with your running total of releases and a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release notes that the book was released as part of this challenge.

For example:
#21 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10325333 Australia's Liquid Gold

5. Report catches (and new members resulting from this challenge). A link to the journal entry would also be appreciated. Please include in your post here your running total of any catches.

6. Have fun with it!

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Help me celebrate Australia Day!

Australia Day is celebrated on 26 January each year, and I challenge you to release as many "Australian" books as you can from Saturday 16 January to Friday 5 February 2016 inclusive, your local time.

On the second weekend after the challenge ends (13-14 February) I will award prizes of Wings for a Month for the person with the most releases, and two other participants (apart from the person with the most releases) selected at random.

What are the rules?

1. Any Australian-themed book (see below) released from 16 January to 5 February inclusive your local time can be included. Wild and controlled releases allowed.

2. Any book set (even if only partially) in Australia, is "about" Australia, has a character who is an Australian, is written by an Australian author, or is published in Australia, is considered an "Australian" book. They can be fiction or non-fiction. I'm hoping this is wide enough to allow anyone to be able to find suitable books to release.

3. Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome. Or for example, j4shaw's 2016 Australian Literature Sweepstakes http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/526696.

4. After making your releases, record them here with your running total of releases and a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release notes that the book was released as part of this challenge.

For example:
#21 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10325333 Australia's Liquid Gold

5. Report catches (and new members resulting from this challenge). A link to the journal entry would also be appreciated. Please include in your post here your running total of any catches.

6. Have fun with it!
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I haven't come up with one for J4shaw's sweeps yet either.
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Release 1.

Http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13784576 Mørk kyst by Peter Temple.
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I'm in !

Will also 'enrol' Diabetes-3136, NetworkNirvana, and perhaps CroydonCinemas.

No need to prizes, dear Davros-10, and thanks for hosting this challenge again this year. Hope I have enough bookplates !
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1 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13811254/ Things You Get For Free (Australian author)
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2 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12526964/ A Dream of Seas (Australian author)
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I hope everyone is enjoying the day.

I've got to go label some books so I can release them on the way to and at the last day of the Lifeline Bookfest.

Wandering around looking at tens of thousands of second-hand books for sale is just the way I like to spend my public holidays!

http://uccommunity.org.au/---/lifeline-bookfest-brisbane
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Happy Australia Day, everyone !

#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878910 - Little Devils by Rebecca Johnson. (*)
#002: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10301797 - Unbelievable! by Paul Jennings.
#003: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8257088 - Pastoral by Nevil Shute.
#004: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749852 - Eye in the City by Judy Nunn.
#005: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878908 - Grandpa Wombat's Snore by Catherine Prentice, Steve Parish. (*)
#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797919 - Quirky Tails by Paul Jennings.
#007: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12786633 - The Boy who would live forever by Moya Simons.
#008: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749853 - Eye in the City by Judy Nunn.
#009: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2140866 - Rush by Daniel Mason.
#010: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1730293 - Bush Doctor by Harold H Power.
#011: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12690972 - Against the Wind by Richard Butler. (*)
#012: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797904 - The Coolangatta Gold by Richard Butler. (*)
#013: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7856385 - For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke. (*)
#014: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797899 - A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. (*)
#015: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12691006 - Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough.
#016: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797923 - The Last Case by Don A. Cross.

(* = Combined releases)
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#017: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2783358 - Aussie Gold : The story of Australia at the Olympics by Reet and Max Howell.
#018: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10497718 - When Silver Is Gold: The Brooke Hanson Story by Author unknown.
#019: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797922 - Explore Victoria by Author unknown.
#020: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878914 - Grandpa Wombat's Snore by Catherine Prentice, Steve Parish. (*)
#021: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13787820 - Workabout Australia by Barry Brebner.
#022: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878918 - Sugar Glider's First Flight by Catherine Prentice. (*)
#023: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797921 - Great Australian Stories by Graham Seal.
#024: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13294219 - The Future Trap by Catherine Jinks.
#025: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12668607 - Baby Animals by Kathie Atkinson.
#026: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10437046 - Crag the Mangrove Yowie by Geoff Pike, Bryce Courtenay.
#027: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033226 - Onion Tears by Diana Kidd.
#028: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878916 - Crimson Rosella's Birdseed by Catherine Prentice. (*)
#029: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878915 - Baby Koala's Bedtime by Catherine Prentice. (*)
#030: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878917 - Penguin's Parade by Catherine Prentice.
#031: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8255381 - Nails by Paul Jennings.
#032: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12961457 - Australian Flags by Australian Government.
#033: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11103603 - The Great Tasmanian Tiger Hunt by Michael Salmon.
#034: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7796961 - For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke. (*)
#035: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778898 - Dolphin's Triumph by Rebecca Johnson.
#036: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033276 - Boots and All by Sherryl Clark.
#037: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673263 - Bush Animals by Kathie Atkinson.
#038: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778902 - Pelican's Pride by Rebecca Johnson.
#039: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778901 - Kangaroos' Lucky Escape by Rebecca Johnson.
#040: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13778900 - Clever Clownfish by Rebecca Johnson, Steve Parish.
#041: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12807633 - Unique to Australia by Bill Beatty.
#042: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13134737 - Little Penguins by Rebecca Johnson, Steve Parish.

Maroondah City Council host Australia Day Celebrations at Ringwood Lake, with announcements/awards for community events of the year, young citizen of the year, citizen of the year, as well as Australian Citizenship and official ceremonies, entertainment and music.
(* = combined releases)
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Release 2-3

2: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12395069 Truth by Peter Temple.
3: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654718 Boktyven by Markus Zusak.
Both with release photo.
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Release 4

4: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13654600 Peter Temple - Stjerneskudd.
With release photo.
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Today (5 February) is the last day to release books for this challenge, but there's still plenty of time to post your releases before I select winners on 13 February.
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Thanks for participating everyone.

Congratulations to Jenny-G who released the most books.

Only two other participants, zimort and awaywithfairies, both of whom will receive Wings for a month, or their existing wings extended by a month.

Thanks again everyone, and might see you again next year.

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Thank you for the wings. It's always nice to do some flying.
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Blast ! Falling behind with my BX notes, realise this challenge is over, so apologies.

Congratulations zimort and awaywithfairies, and thanks to Davros-10, for hosting this, and for the neat matching bookplates.

#043: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2140869 - Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian
#044: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2140872 - What a Life by Gloria Frydman.
#045: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2140881 - Gone Fishing by Susan Duncan.

Catch by new member !
#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878910 - Little Devils by Rebecca Johnson.
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Falling further and further behind with BookCrossing - just cleared mail with journal alerts for four catches. Sorry !

#034: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7796961 - For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke - caught by a new member.
#009: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2140866 - Rush by Daniel Mason - caught by a new member.
#012: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13797904 - The Coolangatta Gold by Richard Butler
#018: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10497718 - When Silver Is Gold: The Brooke Hanson Story by Author unknown

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