This week we mark a very significant day in australia's history january 26, 1788, was the first time europeans landed on this continent to stay people in nsw have been marking january 26 since the early 1800s to commemorate the anniversary of the first british landing the other colonies celebrated their. 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 the raising of the flag of great britain at sydney cove by governor arthur phillip in present-day australia, celebrations. To many, australia day is a day of celebration of the values, freedoms and pastimes of our country to some, it represents new beginnings and gaining citizenship in a country of relative peace and freedom to others, it is a day to spend at community events or at a barbeque with family, friends and a game. Why don't we celebrate australia day on a day all australians can get behind david donovan suggests february 23 would be a more appropriate day this year i'm not celebrating australia day i love australia with a mighty passion, yet how can i celebrate a day that is so steeped in sadness and is. Find and save ideas about australia day craft preschool on pinterest | see more ideas about australia kids crafts, australia day fireworks and bonfire night australia. January 26 is a day to remember australia's history – the experiences of our indigenous people and of the immigrants who chose australia as their home – and to celebrate what it means to be an australian in all its diversity we've put together a list of primary and secondary reading australia books perfect.
As another australia day approaches, our country's past remains an uncomfortable subject australia day is an opportunity to come together to reflect on our history, value our diversity and celebrate that we are all australian unfortunately, this day is generally accompanied by a lack of awareness,. Alongside the celebration, australia day also has a long history of commemoration and contestation, and this year is no different in western australia, fremantle council's proposal to hold an alternative and culturally inclusive citizenship ceremony on january 28 was condemned by the federal government. Protesting about australia day is a smokescreen to obscure the real problems that many aboriginal australians face today.
January 26 has not always had the name australia day, and, as a national public holiday, it is a fairly recent phenomenon the names we apply to things can reveal much about the history and emotions they invoke in the case of australia day – the day marking the anniversary of the beginning of british. 5 days ago it is easy to criticise richard di natales pledge to step up the australian greens campaign to move australia day from january 26 as a typical stan grant, recognised in a quarterly essay published last year, the vast majority of indigenous people can now participate in the australian dream in a similar.
“we recognise that some aboriginal and torres strait islander people and some non-aboriginal and torres strait islander australians may have mixed feelings about celebrating this day january 26 has multiple meanings: it is australia day and it is also, for some, survival day or invasion day the nadc. 24 january 2017 for me, like many other aboriginal and torres strait islander people, “australia day” is not a day of celebration before i understood the date's significance, i went to triple j hottest 100 parties and barbeques with australian flags but then i learned that 26 january marked the beginning of massacres.
Most australians celebrate australia day as the day australia was founded in contrast, aboriginal people mourn their history and call it 'invasion day. It seems every country has to have its national day, whether to satisfy the insecurity of its citizens or to allow people to feel good that they are part of something good therein lies the problem with the date chosen for australia day – january 26th its only significance is that it marks the date the white people.