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Bondi Junction
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Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community

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    Posted: January 23, 2015, 7:45 am - IP Logged

    Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community

    Jan 26, 1788 First Australian penal colony established!

    During the late 18th and 19th centuries, large numbers of convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. Over 80 years, more than 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

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      Jan 26, 1788 First Australian penal colony established!

      During the late 18th and 19th centuries, large numbers of convicts were transported to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. Over 80 years, more than 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

      wow that's a lot of crooksBig Grin

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        wow that's a lot of crooksBig Grin

        You have to ask yourself: Is this a legacy to be proud of?

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          You have to ask yourself: Is this a legacy to be proud of?

          There was a time the British had colonized nearly half of the world so that they could exploit people and their natural resources and brutalized the inhabitants who tried to resist their invasion really bad.  No No there is nothing to be proud of in that

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            Most were not criminals by today's standards. The UK's real motive was to clean up London by removing the poor.

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              The moral balance sheet of the British Empire is a chaotic mixture of black and red. So it is understandable that people today, trying to evaluate this momentous episode in our island story, are confused. Take the New Labour government, for example. After a trip to East Africa, Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister,  said that ‘the days of Britain having to apologize for its colonial history are over’. Indeed, he asserted, we should be proud of the Empire.

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