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Happy Australia Day!

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: January 25, 2009, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

Australia Day, also known as Anniversary Day and Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Australia Day is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, and is marked by the Order of Australia and Australian of the Year awards, along with an address from the Prime Minister.

Records of the celebration of Australia Day date back to 1808, with Governor Lachlan Macquarie having held the first official celebration of Australia Day in 1818. In 2004, an estimated 7.5 million people attended Australia Day celebrations and functions across the country.

    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: January 25, 2009, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

    I hope I win $20,000,000 OZ LOTTO jackpot tomorrow night, that would make this year's Australia Day very memorable.

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      Posted: January 26, 2009, 8:07 am - IP Logged

      This would be a good post for your blog, but the forums are just for lottery-related stuff.

       

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