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Why are we called the Southern Cross Region?

Why are we called the Southern Cross Region?

Australia officially became a 'region' of Sweet Adelines International over 25 years ago.

At that time we became Region 34 of the US-based organisation.  At the time of incorporation as a Region we adopted the name of 'The Southern Cross Region' which described our country to the rest of the world.

Of course today we market ourselves to the wider public as 'Sweet Adelines Australia' but our official name is 'Region 34, the Southern Cross Region of Sweet Adelines International' which is quite a mouthful!

What is the Southern Cross?

copy_of_SouthernCross.gifThe Southern Cross is the best known and most represented star group in the Southern Hemisphere. Just like the members of Sweet Adelines in Australia, the star group's distinctive shape is easily located because of its brightness and close proximity to each other. It can be seen all year round from almost anywhere in the Australia.

Unlike Sweet Adelines Australia members, the constellation is not visible in the northern hemisphere!

The Southern Cross contains four bright stars (or voice parts) so situated that they depict the extremities of a Latin cross. If you look closely you will see the four stars in the Sweet Adelines Australia logo.

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