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On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.

Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

Though 26 January marks this specific event, today Australia Day celebrations reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. It also is an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in future.

On Australia Day, over half of the nation’s population of 21 million attend either an organised community event, or get together with family and friends with the intention of celebrating our national day. Many more spend the public holiday relaxing with family and friends.

Yet Australia Day is much more than barbeques and fireworks. It is more than another public holiday. It is more than the pride and excitement of new citizens who call themselves Australian for the first time on 26 January after being conferred citizenship.

At its core, Australia Day is a day driven by communities, and the celebrations held in each town, suburb or city – unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia and being Australian – are the foundation of its ongoing success.

And we have a three day weekend..... ;) :D


http://www.australiaday.org.au/
 

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I hope all of you Aussies have a great weekend and celebration of your heritage and future.
 

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Do you have dingo races & wallaby wrestling?:D Enjoy the celebration James.
 

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Enjoy your holiday & 3 day weekend...
 

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Have a great Australia Day James !!!
 

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Happy Australia Day James! ;)

Here's best wishes for Australia's continued success, peace and prosperity...
 

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James, Happy Australia Day mate. Enjoy yourself.
 

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here is wishing you and yours a happy celebration, my friend. i hope yall will be careful and rest up as well as i relax in Dixie at the same time.
 

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Thank you all for your kind wishes.
Pouring with rain the whole day here, so no dingo races and wallaby wrestling today..... :confused: :D
No real plans apart from a BBQ tonight.
Cheers, James.
 

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A heart felt wish for a HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, mate. You live in a magnificently beautiful country. Congratulations on the 225th anniversary of the raising of the Union Jack over your continent.

We need a link in this thread to the Australian National Anthem. So, here it is. Enjoy your holiday. Australian National Anthem - YouTube
 

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Great post! Thanks!
 

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Happy Australia Day mate!
 

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If you think back to that day in 1788 what a day that must have been for those convicts to settle in what was to them another world. I did a search and it said they settled in New South Wales. Enjoy the celebration of your history.

Over here people drink beer and shoot off fireworks on the 4th of July. If you get the word out they'll probably do that on the 26th as well.
 

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We need a link in this thread to the Australian National Anthem. So, here it is.
From one "country proud guy" to another, Thank You.
Nice touch..... ;) :D
 
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