The official national day, celebrating the establishment of the first European settlement in the country, on 26 January 1778. Australia Day Holidays Society.
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.
- Public holidays in Australia
- Australian patriotism
- Annual events in Australia
- National days
- January observances
- An Australia Day in question www
An editorial by John Hirst in The Age newspaper. Australia Day in question.
- Includes Australia Day Council of New South Wales www
Includes the history of the holiday since 1788, Day Council of New South Wales, an Australiana Quiz, the Australian National Anthem, coloring pages, screensavers, and information on flag use, as well as information about local events. Australia Day Council of New South Wales.
- Historical Australia Day Committee (Victoria) www
Historical background, Day Committee (Victoria), statewide events calendar and media releases. Also features a recording of the National Anthem and details of award finalists. Australia Day Committee (Victoria).
- The Celebrate What's Great www
The National Australia Day Council provides information on National and local events, What's Great, an Australia Day timeline, resources for schools and local groups, advice on making the occasion more inclusive of Indigenous Australians, and information about awards. Celebrate What's Great.
- Tony Country gets wrapped up in the flag www
Tony Stephens writes in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. Country gets wrapped up in the flag.
- Awarded Australian of the Year www
Awarded each year by the Australia Day Council, the Year, with four categories celebrating the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians. Includes selection criteria, details of past winners, photographs, and nomination form. Australian of the Year.
- Children's Gokids www
Children's activities and services listing in Australia with parents and gokids feedback. Gokids.
- Information National Australia Day Council www
Information about Australia Day awards, Australia Day Council, celebrations, aims and events. National Australia Day Council.
- Alexa: Australia Day Holidays
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Australia Day Holidays
- DMOZ: Australia Day Holidays
dmoz.org Directory: Australia Day Holidays