Happy Australia Day!

The Australian Flag

Today is Australia Day, a celebration of the day that saw the landing of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788 on our shores and the establishment of the first European ‘colony’ at Port Jackson (now Sydney). For many Australians it is the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family for a BBQ and a few cold ones (beers), especially when we all get the day off 🙂 After a couple of days of heavy rain the worst was expected for Australia Day but the weekend has been perfect for spending time outdoors, if not a little too hot. We had our celebration yesterday, a small gathering of our neighbours in a park at the end of our street, the obligatory game of street cricket and plenty of nibbles to eat and cold drinks filling the esky. In recognition of one of the most popular Australian public holidays I thought you might like to learn a little more about our vast and fascinating country so I’m sharing a few articles filled with interesting (or not) facts and stories.

42 surprising facts about Australia

26 odd things about Australia

88 Crazy things about Australia

Top 10 unusual facts about Australia

Happy Australia Day!

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8 thoughts on “Happy Australia Day!

  1. Yuna January 26, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    Happy Australia Day! 🙂

  2. elisa ruland January 27, 2015 / 12:13 am

    Happy Australia Day to you to! I’ll be watching the Open!

  3. davezart January 27, 2015 / 5:49 am

    It poured rain in sydney

    • twoblackdoggies January 29, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      Some rain would have been nice, we had a light shower of rain Sunday night but that was it.

  4. megtraveling January 27, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Happy Australia Day Sam! I liked the surprising facts and I think it would be great to walk to work… 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies January 29, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Meg. Walking to work would be great, I live a little far from work to do that but a few people I know walk to work most days 🙂

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