Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Australia Day --  Encyclopaedia Britannica

Australia Day -- Encyclopaedia Britannica: "honouring the establishment of the first permanent European settlement on the continent of Australia. On January 26, 1788, Arthur Phillip, who had sailed into what is now Sydney Cove with a shipload of convicts, hoisted the British flag at the site. In the early 1800s the date, called Foundation Day, was celebrated by politicians and businessmen of New South Wales…"

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