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Friday, January 26, 2007

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

A short history about Australia Day (click above for more info)

On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales and became its first Governor.

The fledging colony soon began to celebrate the anniversary of this date. Manning Clarke notes that in 1808 the "anniversary of the foundation of the colony" was observed in the traditional manner with "drinking and merriment".

In 1946, the Commonwealth Government, States and Territories agreed to observe one national day 'Australia Day' under one banner and on the same day.

& a special wish to my sister-in-law Helen who is celebrating her first Australia Day as an Australian Citizen!

1 Comments:

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Happy Australia Day!

 

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