Australia Day 26th January, 2011

Australia Day celebrates the first settlement, in Australia in 1778, when on January 26, 11 ships arrived from Great Britain at Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), led by Captain Arthur Philip, who went onto established the Colony of New South Wales

Australia day was first celebrated in 1818 by the Governor of Australia.
It  is a day of celebrations by Australians of their country and culture, held on 26th January every year.

It is a public holiday in all states and territories.
The Australian of the Year Awards are presented to Australians who have made an outstanding contribution to their country or community.
Citizenship ceremonies are held on Australia Day to welcome immigrants  who have been granted Australian citizenship.

So, to all my Australian mates: “G’day” and “Onya mate”

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