Queensland Day

June 6 is annually celebrated in Australia as Queensland Day, the birthday of Queensland, the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its … Continue reading Queensland Day

New South Wales #98 (1897)

The British Crown Colony of New South Wales was established as a penal colony in 1788 and existed until it became a state in the federal Commonwealth of Australia on January 1, 1901. At its greatest extent, the colony of New South Wales included the present-day Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia, as well as New Zealand. It originally … Continue reading New South Wales #98 (1897)