Australian Colonial Settlement

What is the importance of Australia Day?

Australia Day, celebrated annually on January 26, commemorates the landing of the First Fleet at Port Jackson, and the raising of the Union Jack to claim the land as belonging to England. It has nothing to do with Captain Cook landing on Australian shores in 1770. It is more to do with the procla...

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What does Australia Day celebrate?

Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales on 26 January 1788. This was a significant date because it marked the beginning of European settlement in and colonisation of Australia. As well as the arrival of the British Admiralty's First Fleet to Por...

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When you celebrate Australia day what exactly are you celebrating?

Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales on 26 January 1788. This was a significant date because it marked the beginning of European settlement in and colonisation of Australia. As well as the arrival of the British Admiralty's First Fleet to Por...

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