King George's pirate party full of treasure and wonder

A birthday turned into an all out pirate celebration for all to enjoy over the long weekend.

King George celebrated his 78th birthday with the completion of a pirate ship he had been building for the past three years.

The celebration was enjoyed by all ages. King George's daughter, Rebeka Turner said it was a great turnout.

"It was a fantastic time and there were 180 people in attendance," Turner said.

"The turnout was really amazing as there were a lot of other things on that weekend. There were treasure maps for the kids to explore and find prizes and other fun activities.

"My dad grew up in the war and never had a child's birthday party, so we ticked off a lot of boxes, it was an awesome night for all involved."

With all the kids running around enjoying themselves and having a ball on the newly built pirate ship by King George himself, it was definitely a birthday to remember.

For any landlubbers that missed the event, there will be more celebrations in the future.

"It was a pretty special day and King George really enjoyed himself," Turner said.

"We won't be doing a Christmas in July party this year due to having the pirate party, but we do intend to have another pirate party.

"Just not on the cold long weekend. We'll look to make it an annual event, maybe in October. The kids had so much fun and got a whole bunch of goodies.

"After my step-mum died, for the past three years my dad decided to help him cope with the grief, he was going to build one last big thing.

"Building this pirate ship helped him through his grief. Some days were more difficult than others, so the best thing to do was get out in the cold and hammer away.

"It looks incredible and we're all very proud of him."

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