Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on January 26, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and … Continue reading Happy Australia Day!
The Commonwealth of Australia is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area measuring a total of 2,969,907 square miles (7,692,024 square kilometers). It’s capital is Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory while the largest city is Sydney in New South Wales. The name “Australia” is derived from the Latin Terra … Continue reading Australia #423 (1966)