Happy Australia Day, Mates!


Australian FlagG’day! Many Americans may not know that today, January 26, is Australia Day. This is Australia’s national day in which the blokes down under celebrate “what’s great about Australia and being Australian.”


On this day in 1788, the British Naval commander Arthur Phillip landed in Sydney Cove (of course it wasn’t called that then) and set up the first European colony in Australia, New South Wales. He was subsequently appointed governor over New South Wales, which was to serve as a penal colony. In addition, Phillip also founded the city of Sydney.

So let’s join our Australian mates in celebrating Australia Day. So who wants to take me to Outback?

Josh H.


3 Responses to “Happy Australia Day, Mates!”

  1. January 26, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Outback sounds great to us! Whoever’s paying can add two more to the reservation!

    Whenver we mention “Australia” Jill always says “Hey, that’s where the Wiggles are from! Can we go there and visit them?” Ha! I wish.

  2. January 26, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Sounds like a good reason to have another theme party if you ask me. Who can look the most like Crocodile Dundee?

  3. January 26, 2007 at 8:57 am

    A theme party and Outback–Mmmm. That sounds like my idea of fun!
    Thanks for giving us this bit of info. I am going to write my Aussie friends and tell them Happy Australia Day! What time is there anyway? I hope its still Australia Day there 😕

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