Future – Hate In Your Soul

[Intro]
Tried to tell them niggas think outside the box
If young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot you
[Chorus]
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in the wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You got that hate inside your soul, you can’t do nothing about it
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in my wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You don’ sold your soul, you can’t do nothing about it
[Verse 1]
One for the money, yes Sir, two for the show
A couple years ago, selling blow in Mexico
Was a starter, something good
Now I pull up in the ‘Rari, I’m in my hood
Yeah, just rolling that dank up
Niggas ain’t never wanted no war with us
Niggas ain’t never did fly with us
Bitch my clique notorious
Bet you can’t come close to this
I sit in the back of the whip like this
Got a bankroll like I’m still serving that fish scale
I did a girl in private, she don’t wanna hide it
Before you tell your mamma, you need to run it by me
I’m takin’ this personal nigga like Monica
I do what I want, I go fuck up some commas
I keep a strap on me Osama, you know I came and conquered
I put the hustle in front of me, you know a nigga a monster
You know a nigga piranha, you know I hop out at any time
And I’m in Chanel and Prada

[Chorus]
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in the wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You got that hate inside your soul, you can’t do nothing about it
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in my wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You don’ sold your soul, you can’t do nothing about it
[Verse 2]
You in them cuts ’cause that’s your hiding ritual
You at your grandma house, you posted up
You put that chopper on IG
You ready to let it go to make ’em how to believe it
You hit your block an’ get in it
You hit that block an’ get in it
You used to glorify this life, nigga
Yeah, them niggas took your life, nigga
You see how niggas think about you? Now, you layin’ on the pavement
Nigga, bleedin’ from your backside
‘Boutta take a long vacation
Pour out Hennessey for you
Pour some Hennessey for you
I know that’s your favourite drink, nigga
(I know that’s your favourite drink)
[Chorus]
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in the wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You got that hate inside your soul, you can’t do nothing about it
Got too many racks on me, can’t fit in my wallet
Got too much style on me, can’t fuck with no stylist
You got that hate all in your soul, can’t do nothing about it
You don’ sold your soul, you can’t do nothing about it

Cash Cash & Dashboard Confessional – Belong

[Verse 1]
Get in the car, I’ll drive
We got no place to be on time
So let’s just enjoy the ride
We can go wherever the road decides for
We can head for the shore
Or some place we’ve never been before
Just climb in and close the door
We’ve got nothing to answer for
[Chorus]
‘Cause you, you belong with me
And I belong with you
You belong with me
And I belong with you
I belong with, I belong with you
[Verse 2]
Reach out and take my hand
We got the radio pumping jams
We don’t got no map and we don’t got plans
We don’t gotta follow anyone’s demands
Feel the wind blowing in your hair
The sun on your face and a song in the air
We can go as fast as we ever dare
Until we see tomorrow in the rearview mirror

[Chorus]
‘Cause you, you belong with me
And I belong with you
You belong with me
And I belong with you
I belong with, I belong with you
You, you
You, you
With you, you
I belong with, I belong with you
[Verse 1]
Get in the car, I’ll drive
We got no place to be on time
So let’s just enjoy the ride
We can go wherever the road decides
[Chorus]
‘Cause you, you belong with me
And I belong with you
You belong with me
And I belong with you
You belong with me
And yeah, I belong with you
[Bridge]
Where you go, I’ll go
‘Cause I belong with you
Where you go, I’ll go
‘Cause I belong with you

[Chorus]
I belong with, I belong with you
You, you
You, you
With you, you
I belong with, I belong with you

Old Dominion – Written In The Sand

[Verse 1]
Turn me on turn me off then you turn me back on by the weekend
And you won’t say the words that i want but you flirt when you’re drinkin’
I see those bubbles pop up like you’re texting then they disappear
Lets cut through the shit then let’s get to what we’re doing here
[Chorus]
Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can
Are we names in a tattoo, or just a number on a hand
Are we last call kissing or will we be reminiscing with each other for the next forty years
Are we written in the stars, baby, or are we written in the sand
[Verse 2]
Yeah, I want you to want me to take you back home to my mama
Put my name on your lips call me yours and forget all this drama
Your makeup is next to my toothbrush but you never put it away on the shelf
I’m asking you baby ’cause i’m tired of asking myself
[Chorus]
Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can
Are we names in a tattoo, or just a number on a hand
Are we last call kissing, are we dancing in the kitchen, baby tell me what it is or what it isn’t
Are we written in the stars, baby, or are we written in the sand
[Outro]
Are we just a backseat, tryna get it while we can
Are we names in a tattoo, or just a number I should wash right off my hand
Are we last call kissing or will we be reminiscing with each other for the next forty years
Are we written in the stars baby, or are we written in the sand
Are we written in the stars baby, or are we written in the sand

Allie X – Casanova (feat. Vérité)

Cause I’m shaking up with fear
But I know, yeah, I know that…
[Chorus]
You’re no casanova
Got to let you go
Hit me on my blind side
Left me on the floor
Now I can see the bright light
Body getting cold
There’s something ’bout your touch that
I can’t leave alone
[Post-Chorus]
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of

[Bridge]
No one’s walking the line like you
Blowing smoke in my eyes like you
I got nothing to hide, if I kiss you, might die
No one’s giving me life like you
[Chorus]
You’re no casanova
Got to let you go
Hit me on my blind side
Left me on the floor
Now I can see the bright light
Body getting cold
There’s something ’bout your touch that
I can’t leave alone
[Post-Chorus – Extended]
(You’re no casanova)
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of
(You’re no casanova)
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of
(You’re no casanova)
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova (casanova, ooh)
Now you’re all I’m thinking of
(You’re no casanova)
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of

[Outro]
Casanova fucked me over
Now you’re all I’m thinking of Cause I’m shaking up with fear
But I know, yeah, I know that…
[Chorus]
You’re no casanova
Got to let you go
Hit me on my blind side
Left me on the floor
Now I can see the bright light
Body getting cold
There’s something ’bout your touch that
I can’t leave alone
[Post-Chorus]
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of
Casanova fucked me over
Left me dying for your love
Casanova, casanova
Now you’re all I’m thinking of

[Verse 2]
I’m here lying on the bed of your tongue
My heart listens to the sound of your war drum
Steady tiptoeing to your neck of the woods
I feel danger on your lips but it tastes good
[Pre-Chorus]
You’re a heavenly creature
With a real dark agenda
You can turn a believer
To a damn dirty sinner
Am I having a seizure? [Verse 1]
I’m here dancing on the edge of the night
I’m sleepwalking with a hand full of blue dice
One Hail Mary for the hole in my heart
I’m outside waiting for your love on the boulevard
[Pre-Chorus]
You’re a heavenly creature
With a real dark agenda
You can turn a believer
To a damn dirty sinner
Am I having a seizure?

Big Shaq – Man’s Not Hot (MC Mix) Lyrics

[Intro: Big Shaq]
Yo
Big Shaq (the one and only)
I told them check the statistacs
Man’s not hot
Skrrat, skidi-kat-kat
Boom
[Verse 1: Big Shaq]
Two plus two is four
Minus one that’s three, quick maths
Everyday man’s on the block
Smoke trees
See your girl in the park
That girl is a uckers
When the ting went quack-quack-quack
You man were ducking (remix ting)
[Verse 2: Lethal Bizzle]
Five plus five is ten
Add a quick M, that’s my net worth
Every day I drink Shocker
Get burse
See your girl in my Rolls
Snapchat, doing thot pose
Two twos, now she in the back
No clothes
Hold tight Muttley (my brudda)
He’s got the flavors
Hold tight Damon (my G)
He’s got the shavers
You might see me creep through the ends (creeping)
No Benz (nah)
Hit Western Fried (quick)
Go check couple friends
My ting goes papow
Pow-pow-pow-pow-pow
Chk-a-chk
Papow, pow-pow-pow
Chk-a-chk
Quasiah, pow-pow-pow-pow-pow
Pow-pow
Leave it
[Chorus: Big Shaq]
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
The girl told me, “Take off your jacket”
I said, “Babes, man’s not hot” (never hot)
[Verse 3: Chip]
Chippy, ayy
Hopped out the four door with the .44
Stop lying, you ain’t got no mash
Better fix them fiction raps
Man tell lies, facts (trust me)
Man get silly on mic (wah’gwan)
So man get drilly on guys (brrrt)
I don’t care about a million views
You’ll get blasted a million times (boom)
Man buss mic and break rules (rules)
I got wordplay gems and jewels (jewels)
In the club in my jacket and all this ice
Like man’s not hot, man’s cool (flex)
League of my own
Don’t care about titles, don’t mind rivals, I (baow)
Bring a storm like Michael
Bad like Michael, dapper like Michael
In Hollywood doing ten toes (out ‘ere)
Dressed like a London bloke (sauce)
Out here, you can’t find no wife (nah)
It’s just thots and skets and hoes (mad ting)
And the Cali’s just hitting my dome (dome)
I’m too high man, I gotta go home (go yard)
Gang book flights and go
Man already know how this ting goes (yeah)
[Refrain: Big Shaq]
The ting goes skrrrahh (ah)
Pap, pap, ka-ka-ka (ka)
Skidiki-pap-pap (pap)
And a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom (boom)
[Verse 3: Krept]
Me plus your girl in a bed
Equals sperm in her egg, quick science
She swallowed that too
Quick diets (mad ting)
You ain’t fully on arms
You ain’t fully on wars
Oi Shaq, heard your ting went quack
My ting went woof-woof-woof and hit one of your dargs (Asnee)
Less jokes, more bars in
Dem man ain’t on warrin’
Man jump out, no warnin’
Man ah start mmmin’ and arghin’
Kojo Funds, dun talkin’
Skidiki pop-pop, man’s sparring
They went Dagenham
Only time man’s been on barking
Krept’s so wrong, if I was on Love Island
Woulda tried beat Jess, no ‘dom
I don’t wanna dead no beef
I don’t want to sort it out (hold tight Dave)
The ting goes skrrrahh
Mind how you talk in south (brilliant)
Hold tight Femz (free up)
He was on mayhem
Like 15, on a 410 bus
With a skeng doe, tryna do AMs (mad, mad, mad)
[Verse 4: Konan]
Your girl don’t wanna let me go
Must be the Versace
Now she getting D in a car
Listening to Cardi
My young boy got it in a party
3-6-5 no days off
If I aim it that way
I’ll bet your boys all take off (that way)
All I see is clowns and neeks
Leave a boy counting shee
Mum told me count to 10
Before I put a boy down in street
I hear them talkin’ bout war
Make sure you’re sure
I call my young boy Jay-Z
What you think he’s got the .44 for? Girls say, “look at his watch”
Girls say, “look at his watch” (look at it)
All this ice on my top
Man could never be hot (never)
I told him gimme all three
Like I get it all free (gimme that)
My weed man from Ghana (chale)
All he do is talk tree
[Chorus: Big Shaq]
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
The girl told me, “Take off your jacket”
I said, “Babes, man’s not hot” (never hot)
[Verse 5: Jme]
Serious, yeah, you know the line
Man thought I can only flow to grime
Speed equals distance over time
When man said “quick maths”, that came to mind
Man like me get flashed and pay the fine
Pay that, card or cash, it ain’t declined
If they told you that I weren’t hot
Trust me, fam, that’s a lie
Fuck that, man’s hot
0-60 in the whip man’s got
Burning rubber like mum’s Dutch pot
Smells like Michelin or Dunlop
Dem man are listening, but I’m not
Don’t want to hear about some cunch spot
With Skutnu or Oosna, man run shop
Used to roll with man with a one pop
Now I spit bars and sound like gunshots
I tell a man “get back”
Or I’ll slap that black flat cap
Don’t give me backchat
Chatting poop, look, come out the room
Slap
Left hook, you’re shook, now boom
Poom-poom
You don’ know
[Chorus: Big Shaq]
I tell her man’s not hot, I tell her man’s not hot
The girl told me, “Take off your jacket”
I said, “Babes, man’s not hot” (never hot)
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
The girl told me, “Take off your jacket”
I said, “Babes, man’s not hot” (never hot)
[Refrain: Big Shaq]
The ting goes skrrrahh (ah)
Pap, pap, ka-ka-ka (ka)
Skidiki-pap-pap (pap)
And a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom (boom)
Skya (ah), du-du-ku-ku-dun-dun (dun)
Poom, poom, you don’ know
[Outro: Big Shaq]
Big Shaq
Man’s not hot
I tell her man’s not hot (never hot)
40 degrees and man’s not hot (come on)
Yo, in the sauna
Man’s not hot (never hot)
Yeah, skidika-pap-pap

Lil Peep – Sus boy Lyrics

Why the fuck you lying to me
Why the fuck you lying to her
You couldn’t even buy her the purse
Everybody wanna flex on each other
I just wanna some money for my mother
This ain’t a competition
Please listen, hold up listen to me
I was really in the kitchen, but i sing about bitches
Cause i really know killas they are not like you at all
I can tell it, i can smell it
I can see it in your eyes boy yeah
Thats why i got respect cause i ain’t a fucking lie boy
{hook}
Call it rap call it pop boy
Call it what you want boy, we call you a opp boy
Gotta big gun? who you shot boy
Call it rap call it pop boy
Call it what you want boy, we call you a opp boy
Imma real life gothboi
{verse 1}
Why the fuck you lying in the streets? Hook
Call it rap call it pop boy
Call it what you want boy, we call you a opp boy
Gotta big gun? who you shot boy
Call it rap call it pop boy
Call it what you want boy, we call you a opp boy
Imma real life gothboi
{outro}
You ain’t on the block boy
Yeah you got a Glock boy, you hot boy
That ain’t smart boy get your ass locked boy
And for what? (you digging your own grave)
(you digging your own grave)

Lil Skies – Big Money Lyrics

[Intro]
Aye
Aye, aye, aye
[Chorus]
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us
[Verse 1]
I walk in the bank, look like a walking lick
All these bitches fuck with us, we on some jiggy shit
Niggas hate they in the way, I stay up out the mix
She know I’m a trick or treat, don’t do relationships
Nigga we gon’ hit no miss, no we don’t do no diss
[?]
My cup so dirty it might kill you when you take a sip
Bitch I’m so hard think I’m the pilot of this battleship
[?] too fast and almost crashed my whip
The cops go for me then I’m silent I can never snitch
[?]
[Chorus]
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us
[Verse 2]
And now they like me ’cause I’m winning, gotta keep my distance
When I was broke and had no name they always kept forgetting
Shoot like I’m Pippen, I’ma score [?]
If I’m a dog then you a pussy, I’ma beat the kitten
I’ma triple threat, make a hook and cash the check
Now they see a nigga next, but I [?]
Pop a pill she not herself, rolling off these Percocets
She the freaky type for sex, [?]
[Chorus]
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us
Big money on me nigga I’ma run it up
‘Cause I remember I was broke and I ain’t have enough
Now I’m fly, she like to back it up
No surprise, now she fuck with us

Ski Mask The Slump God – WTF!? Lyrics

(Umm, here’s your tissue)
Yup, I needed it
Just for my jewelry, ’cause it be tripping B
And she from Italy, she got the sausage
Like I’m the Kennedy, got lotta green on me
Talkin’ ’bout Kennedy, she said I’m awesome! What the fuck? What the– Ayy! What the fuck? What the fuck? What the– Ayy! What the fuck? There is a lot in the verse
Ayy Tony
Ayy! It’s how I walked up in the building
This the man I’m with the millions
I’m as high as hands up in the sky
When it’s yo’ auntie’s hands saying hallelujah! What the– Ayy! What the fuck? What the fuck? Umm, repeat, yuh
Yachty pulled up in a new ‘Cedes truck (that’s nice)
Lights, they on the front
Pause, Then I’ma stunt
Ayy, you not savage so keep that shirt tucked
No you not, no you not
I am a bad boy, don’t wear no seat buckle
Beat down that pussy then dust off my knuckles
What else? [Verse 2]
Terio, ohh, kill ’em! What else? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? What the fuck? What the fuck? Huh? What the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? [Chorus]
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? (Don’t get fucked up!)
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the– Ayy! (Don’t get fucked up!)
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? [Verse 1]
Huh? What the fuck? What the– Ayy! What the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? (Don’t get fucked up!)
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Uh
[Chorus]
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Dust off my knuckles
Walk the damn plank, on yo’ bitch I plank
Unless she stank, smell like a Chef Boyardee
X came with Tank, basquiat came to paint
Achoo, I’m blessed
Don’t ask me why ’cause I don’t look like you
[Chorus]
Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? Don’t get fucked up, I’m fucked up, what the fuck? What did you say? Huh? What else? What the– Ayy! What the fuck? I’m the shit, what’s it to ya? [Intro]
Yuh, we just started from the top, yuh
Yuh, yuh, yuh, yuh
Hey, do you like curse words?

Cardi B Issues Warning To Offset Don’t Go Eric Benet “Take JAY-Z Advice”

They were first spotted out in public together at the Super Bowl and since then they have been inseparable. The pair started dating earlier this year while they were working together on a song. He has since denied the allegations and seems she has forgiven him for any miss steps but not without a stern warning. JAY-Z coined the phrase on his single “Kill JAY-Z” off his 4:44 album. You do that sh*t again, you gon’ lose your wife,” Cardi B said in reminiscence of the famous lines on Beyonce’s single “Don’t Hurt Yourself” where she sings, “Uh, this is your final warning, You know I give you life, If you try this sh*t again, You gon lose your wife.”
Cardi B and Offset were recently embroiled in some cheating drama that aired out on social media after hackers leaked a video showing the Migos rapper allegedly cheating on his fiancee with another female inside a hotel room back in September of this year. “I let a ni**a know though. #cardib #offset #warning
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Adopt a Pensioner program teaches kindy kids the joy of giving

“I’ll be able to put a few pieces on the table for entertaining,” she said. “It’s important to share things,” she said. “It’s wonderful that the kids think of the older people. “When I give them a present they say thank you and I like that. Liliana, 5, said she wanted all the older people in her town to be able to eat her favourite dessert — pudding — this Christmas. To five-year-old Piper, the best parts of Christmas have always been presents and chocolate pudding.Now a program at her kindergarten in far-west Victoria has helped her and her peers add giving to that list. And [we say] it’s because you’re special.” One recipient, 89-year-old Annie Lovell, was looking forward to sharing the food in her gift hamper with holiday visitors. They think, why me? Sharing Christmas cheerDistrict nurse Luise Macklin said the gesture helped to brighten what could be a lonely time of year for some of the small community’s most vulnerable members, as well as providing them with items they may struggle to afford.”It was originally for somebody who had a bit of time in hospital … something to cheer them up with,” she said.”Some families live a long way away so they don’t get to see them very often.”You see their faces light up. They also care about us and our families.”It’s like giving presents to my nanna.” (ABC South East SA: Lucy Robinson)
The joy of givingEncouraged to think about what would make the recipients happy, the children brought in some of their favourite foods to fill tinsel-covered boxes.For Piper, that meant “some chocolate, some soup, some white pasta and some pudding”.”I feel really happy and really, really proud,” she said. I think if there was more of that, it would be more peaceful in the world.”

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Annie Lovell, with district nurse Luise Macklin, says the donations of food have brightened her Christmas. “We have a talk about why we do it,” Ms Bell said.”I hope that they understand that there are people in our community who aren’t as lucky as us and who might not have much money, or who might not know anybody else and not have family to help look after them and care for them.”This is a little bit of a way that we can make their life a little bit better.”Packaged into boxes, the gifts are donated to an aged care service, which distributes them to the clients they have assessed as being most in need. Teacher Corinna Bell said the aim was to instil altruism in the children at a young age. Heywood Kindergarten’s Adopt a Pensioner program has encouraged children to bring in gifts of food and practical items all term, to donate to elderly people doing it tough in their community.
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“They just see it on their iPhone calendars that it is Proclamation Day but probably don’t have an understanding of what it is.”

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The old tree is long dead but preserved as a reminder of 19th century white settlement. Photo:
Charles Hill painted this work, The Proclamation of South Australia, which hangs in the Art Gallery of SA. (ABC News: Carl Saville)
Is anyone allowed to climb the tree?It would be frowned upon for anyone to scale the tree because of its age and fragile state, but it would seem from historical photographs that this was not always the case. (Supplied: Art Gallery of SA)
Do South Australians celebrate the day?December 28 used to be a public holiday in South Australia, but more recently the public holiday was moved to December 26 so it coincided with the day which other states mark as Boxing Day. In the back streets of suburban Adelaide, a ceremony is held each year on December 28 in a small park, marking the anniversary of South Australia’s colonisation by white settlers.Most South Australians refer to the site as the “old gum tree”, which is precisely what visitors see — a bent, dead tree which is now preserved under a large canopy and filled with concrete to give it the strength to remain in place.Where is the old gum tree?The small park in which the tree is preserved is in Macfarlane Street at Glenelg North, about a 15-minute walk from the coast where the first ships anchored.What happened at the first ceremony?In 1836, white settlers had set up camp in the sand dunes near a creek now known as the Patawalonga.In the afternoon, when the temperature was about 40 degrees Celsius, they held a gathering at which a document known as the Proclamation of South Australia was read by an official George Stevenson, who was the secretary to the first governor John HindmarshNear where they had gathered in the blazing summer sun was an arched gum tree. (ABC News: Carl Saville) Photo:
Cousins Damon and Cecilia Robinson were among just a few young people at the ceremony. Then you notice the plaques embedded in the tree and on reading realise that this was the site of the first settlement of the pioneers in South Australia.So it’s not a museum, not a place to spend much more than 15 minutes, but there is a feeling of history in its simplicity.By the way, for those 15 minutes the kids can play in the play area next to it.- Irvine-SoA, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom (Trip Advisor)

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Concrete is visible near the base of the dead gum tree and gives it strength. (ABC News: Carl Saville)

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Some of the Proclamation Day crowd turned up in costume but needed umbrellas to shelter from a few spots of rain. Photo:
Visitors to the site can read about its historical significance. (Supplied: Don Puck)
Local man Don Puck said the park could be enjoyed by families.The area has had a marked change over the years, where the tree is now protected by a roof and the area around the tree has been converted into a playground and reserve for families to utilise.This seems to be a great idea, which means it is more accessible to more people who can become aware of the significance of the old tree in the reserve.The tree is believed be a Red Gum that was already bent when the first settlers arrived in South Australia in 1836.- Don Puck (Trip Advisor)

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At this year’s event, these men in costume were a colourful reminder of an earlier era in SA. (ABC News: Sowaibah Hanifie)
Cecilia Robinson was one of the younger people among a mainly older crowd attending this year’s ceremony at the Glenelg North park.”There’s not heaps of young people here so probably they don’t understand what it is,” she said. (ABC News: Carl Saville)
Was the site of the tree always public land?In the early years of colonisation, John Hector owned the land on which the tree stood.In 1857, just after Glenelg had become a municipality he donated the land to the local community, the City of Holdfast Bay council said. (Supplied: City of Holdfast Bay)
Is the park a tourist attraction?Although many people visit Adelaide without becoming aware of the park or the tree, it would seem those who do swing by review it favourably online.History was made hereHidden away in the Glenelg suburbs, a small well kept park with an old dead tree. Photo:
Those who attended the 1887 Proclamation Day celebration at the Glenelg site posed for a photo.
Proclamation Day celebrated at Glenelg as storms reduce crowds
(ABC News: Carl Saville) Updated

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This year, as always, a colourful ceremony has been held at the old gum tree at Glenelg North.