- Mar 06 2023
- All Day
Foundation Day (Norfolk Island, Australia)
An annual public holiday in Norfolk Island commemorating the arrival of the original British settlers on 6 March 1788. After the landing of the First Fleet at Warrane (Sydney Cove) marking the start of British invasion, Governor Arthur Phillip instructed Lieutenant Philip Gidley King to take a small team of convicts and free men to settle Norfolk Island. They reached the uninhabited island on 6 March 1788. Norfolk Island is an external territory of Australia.