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Australia Day


Jan 26 2024


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Australia Day

Australia Day is Australia’s national day, and it marks the 1788 landing of the First Fleet in Sydney and the raising of the Union Jack flag in Port Phillip. It is a day of controversy, however, and the celebration of this date is also known as ‘Invasion Day’ by the First Nations people, who mark the day as the colonisation of their ancestral home. It is an official public holiday in Australia, and contemporarily, it is the date of the presentation of the Australian of the Year award.