Often regarded as the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey has left Sydney after touring the land down under for over a week.

With her phenomenal sense of goodwill for humanity and in true Oprah style, the talk show queen gave to the people of Australia.

One of her biggest giveaways was to Canterbury Boys High School who hit the ‘Oprah jackpot’ in a big way.

The High School situated only 7km from Canada Bay consists of a large group of multi-ethnic students who shared the dream of their lifetime, meeting Jay-Z.

A substitute teacher at the school, Polly Dunning wrote a letter to the talk show icon about why Jay-Z should visit, outlining her students’ low socio-economic status and that 90% of students are from non-English speaking backgrounds. Their love of hip-hop and why Jay-Z is a good role model were also detailed in the letter.

Oprah delivered when Jay-Z arrived at the school with a copy of his book and tickets to one of Oprah’s Sydney shows in hand. A $1million technology makeover with all students and teachers awarded a laptop, courtesy of HP and Microsoft, only fuelled the excitement.

In another case, an Australian family whose story became a hit on YouTube when cancer fighter, Kristian Anderson spoke of his battle with cancer, saw Oprah provide his young family with $250,000 so his wife Rachael can finish work to spend time together as a family.

Oprah’s two episodes filmed at the “Oprah House” comprised of guest appearances from actors and performers, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, Olivia Newton-John, The Irwin family and rock band Bon Jovi. All of which added to Oprah’s string of surprises.

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  • Thelma Asbury

    Even though I’m not usually an Oprah devotee, I really enjoyed seeing her Oz. travels. I was impressed by the respect she showed the elders at Uluru and the kindness and generosity she demonstrated to both guests and audiences alike during her visit. The video clips of some of our country’s most remote and beautiful places brought back many happy memories of trips we have taken. We are SOOO lucky to live in this beautiful country!!

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