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Crikey, part II

Just a few more tidbits on the sad demise of Steve Irwin...

THE AGE (Australian paper) said today:

Irwin was killed last week on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas by a stingray that thrust its barb into his heart.

His family, friends, and colleagues have refused to discuss whether he was buried or cremated, or where his remains lie.

However, Bob Irwin said that "because Steve loved the bush so much and yarning around the bush fire", the intimate funeral service, held at 2.30pm on Saturday, "was just like he would have wanted, with everyone telling their favourite stories about him around a camp fire".

NEWS.COM.AU:

ONE of Queensland's largest public memorial services will farewell Steve Irwin in Brisbane next week when his widow Terri and children are expected to make their first public appearance since his death.

Queensland Police will finalise details for the event - expected to be held at Suncorp Stadium on either Tuesday or Wednesday - in the next few days but the service will give as many as 50,000 mourners a chance to pay their respects to the Beerwah wildlife crusader.

MELBOURNE HERALD SUN:

MORE than 250 surfers paddled out to form a circle of honour at Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, in tribute to Steve Irwin yesterday.

The surfers formed a circle around a group of Irwin's close friends and associates and left floral tributes in the water in a ceremony watched by more than 2000 people from the foreshore.

Wildlife warrior Irwin was an enthusiastic surfer.

Staff from the Irwin family's Australia Zoo took part in the commemoration held during the Juniper Surf classic being held in support of cancer charity Camp Quality.

In Brisbane, the central bell tower at St John's Cathedral rang for 47 minutes to honour Irwin.

Dean John Parkes said it was a rarely used tradition to mark significant community events.

"It is an unusual event and to be doing this to honour such a remarkable person is indeed a privilege," he said.

Sep 8th - http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2006/09/08/1157222292164.html

Fans of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin are being urged to wear khaki today as a tribute to the late wildlife conservationist.

A chain email circling the world has unofficially nominated today as International Khaki Day, while an Australian radio network has dubbed it Crikey It's Khaki Friday.

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