January 2016 Blog Archive

26th Jan 2016
What Are You Doing On Australia Day?
January 26 is the day when we get to celebrate what makes Australia great. Our country’s national holiday marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at New Holland (Australia before it was so named) all the way back in 1788. ‘Australia Day’ wasn’t recognised until many years later, with records of celebrations taking place in 1808. It took more than another 100 years in 1935 until all Australian states and territories used the term and astonishingly, it was not until 1994 that Jan 26 was universally accepted as a public holiday by all states and territories. As a wholly Australian