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Pauline Hanson turns boxing ring girl in Birdsville

Pauline Hanson has made a cameo appearance as a ring-card girl during race-eve festivities for the Birdsville Cup.

The Queensland senator was ringside when Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe opened its first night in the far-west Queensland town that will host 7000 racegoers on Friday and Saturday.

Amid cheers of ‘Pauline, Pauline, Pauline’, the One Nation leader took centre stage before one of the major bouts of the night.

‘We love you in the outback. You are a fair dinkum Australian,’ ringmaster Fred Brophy declared.

 

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) acts as the ring girl during the boxing at the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent in Birdsville

Pauline Hanson (pictured meeting a fan) has made a cameo appearance as a ring-card girl during race-eve festivities for the Birdsville Cup

Pauline Hanson (pictured meeting a fan) has made a cameo appearance as a ring-card girl during race-eve festivities for the Birdsville Cup

Amid cheers of 'Pauline, Pauline, Pauline', the One Nation leader (pictured with admirers) took centre stage before one of the major bouts of the night

Amid cheers of ‘Pauline, Pauline, Pauline’, the One Nation leader (pictured with admirers) took centre stage before one of the major bouts of the night

Brophy is one of Australia’s best-known showmen with his troupe of journeyman boxers matched over three rounds against would-be pugilists from the audience.

After missing last year’s event because of parliamentary commitments, Senator Hanson landed in Birdsville in far-west Queensland late on Thursday afternoon.

She went straight to work, helping construct a small campsite at Birdville Airport.

‘You’ll have people drive out in their 4x4s to their private jets but the one thing everyone has in common is they all sleep in a tent, me included,’ Senator Hanson said.

A man wears an Osama bin Laden mask as tourists gather outside the Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town's world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

A man wears an Osama bin Laden mask as tourists gather outside the Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town’s world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

'We love you in the outback. You are a fair dinkum Australian,' ringmaster Fred Brophy declared as Pauline Hanson (pictured) toured the town

‘We love you in the outback. You are a fair dinkum Australian,’ ringmaster Fred Brophy declared as Pauline Hanson (pictured) toured the town

After missing last year's event because of parliamentary commitments, Ms Hanson (pictured) landed in Birdsville in far-west Queensland late on Thursday afternoon

After missing last year’s event because of parliamentary commitments, Ms Hanson (pictured) landed in Birdsville in far-west Queensland late on Thursday afternoon

'You'll have people drive out in their 4x4s to their private jets but the one thing everyone has in common is they all sleep in a tent, me included,' said Senator Hanson (pictured with fans)

‘You’ll have people drive out in their 4x4s to their private jets but the one thing everyone has in common is they all sleep in a tent, me included,’ said Senator Hanson (pictured with fans)

In true Queensland style, her mode of transport for the five-hour flight west was in a Bundaberg-manufactured four-seater Jabiru aircraft.

After pitching her tent for the night, Senator Hanson made a beeline for the iconic Birdsville Hotel, where she was mobbed by patrons keen to share a beer and take a selfie.

A Birdsville Race Club spokesperson said Senator Hanson had made her way to Birdsville, almost 1600km west of Brisbane, of her own accord.

After pitching her tent for the night, Senator Hanson (pictured) made a beeline for the iconic Birdsville Hotel, where she was mobbed by patrons keen to share a beer and take a selfie

After pitching her tent for the night, Senator Hanson (pictured) made a beeline for the iconic Birdsville Hotel, where she was mobbed by patrons keen to share a beer and take a selfie

A Birdsville Race Club spokesperson said Senator Hanson (pictured with tourists) had made her way to Birdsville, almost 1600km west of Brisbane, of her own accord

A Birdsville Race Club spokesperson said Senator Hanson (pictured with tourists) had made her way to Birdsville, almost 1600km west of Brisbane, of her own accord

The highlight of the racing carnival attended by Pauline Hanson (pictured with fans) will be the Birdsville Cup, a race celebrating its 135th anniversary

The highlight of the racing carnival attended by Pauline Hanson (pictured with fans) will be the Birdsville Cup, a race celebrating its 135th anniversary

‘Whatever Pauline decides to do while she is here is up to her,’ they said.

The highlight of the racing carnival will be the Birdsville Cup, a race celebrating its 135th anniversary.

Blue skies and warm spring weather are expected, drawing racegoers from around the country to one of the remotest racetracks in Australia. 

Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 1590 kilometres from Brisbane and its normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6000 for its annual horse race.

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (right) and her political advisor James Ashby (left) set up camp in Birdsville next to the light plane which they travelled in on

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (right) and her political advisor James Ashby (left) set up camp in Birdsville next to the light plane which they travelled in on

Crowds line up to enter the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent in Birdsville (pictured is Brophy, one of Australia's best-known showmen)

Crowds line up to enter the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent in Birdsville (pictured is Brophy, one of Australia’s best-known showmen)

Tourists gather outside the iconic Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town's world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

Tourists gather outside the iconic Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town’s world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) acts as the ring girl during the boxing at the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent in Birdsville

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) acts as the ring girl during the boxing at the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent in Birdsville

Two women are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent in Birdsville for the world-famous Birdsville Cup festivities

Two women are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent in Birdsville for the world-famous Birdsville Cup festivities

Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert (pictured are women are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent)

Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert (pictured are women are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent)

Birdsville's normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6000 for its annual horse race and festivities such as boxing (pictured)

Birdsville’s normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6000 for its annual horse race and festivities such as boxing (pictured)

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) sets up camp in Birdsville next to the light plane which she travelled in on Thursday, August 31, 2017

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured) sets up camp in Birdsville next to the light plane which she travelled in on Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Birdsville Cup attracts large crowds of tourists (pictured) to the small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert in Queensland

The Birdsville Cup attracts large crowds of tourists (pictured) to the small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert in Queensland

A man is seen smoking a cigarette outside the Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town's world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

A man is seen smoking a cigarette outside the Birdsville Hotel ahead of the town’s world-famous horse races in Birdsville, Queensland

Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured setting up her own tent outside the town) flew in in a place with her party website written on it

Senator Pauline Hanson (pictured setting up her own tent outside the town) flew in in a place with her party website written on it

One of the boxers (pictured) from Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe comes out to face the crowd in Birdsville. Members of the crowd can try their luck against the troupe

One of the boxers (pictured) from Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe comes out to face the crowd in Birdsville. Members of the crowd can try their luck against the troupe

The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe sets up their tent and invite members of the crowd to box against Brophy's professional fighters (pictured, right) for three rounds during the Birdsville Races

The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe sets up their tent and invite members of the crowd to box against Brophy’s professional fighters (pictured, right) for three rounds during the Birdsville Races

Two men are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent during an event where members of the crowd can compete

Two men are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent during an event where members of the crowd can compete

Two men are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy's Boxing Tent in Birdsville, as part of the Birdsville Cup pre-race festivities

Two men are seen boxing inside the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Tent in Birdsville, as part of the Birdsville Cup pre-race festivities

Tourists are invited to try their luck against members of The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe (pictured, left) for three whole rounds

Tourists are invited to try their luck against members of The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe (pictured, left) for three whole rounds

One of the boxers from Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe comes out to face the crowd in Birdsville. The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe sets up their tent and invite members of the crowd to box

One of the boxers from Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe comes out to face the crowd in Birdsville. The Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe sets up their tent and invite members of the crowd to box

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (left) and her political advisor James Ashby pose for a photograph in Birdsville beside the light plane which they travelled in on

One Nation leader, Senator Pauline Hanson (left) and her political advisor James Ashby pose for a photograph in Birdsville beside the light plane which they travelled in on

 

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