Saturday, 26 January 2013


Today we Australians celebrate our AUSTRALIA DAY.


The Lamington Cakes

Our vast Country ~ some interesting facts.

Despite what some people may think.

But these guys visit often, and this guy was up our tree.

 Where we sell off our icons... (it is now American owned)

Home to this little guy...

....and these too.

 Sydney Harbour

 Hot Summers


(all Australian merchandise made in CHINA)

Fly Hats

Home to beach fun...

.....and Sport.

So how do we best like to acknowledge our country's birth...

PUBLIC HOLIDAY  of course! 


  1. Chris, I'm wondering if Australia Day more nearly equates to the USA's Columbus Day on the second Monday of October which celebrates the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492 or our Independence Day on the 4th of July which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776.

    Whichever it is, congratulations to all my friends in Australia. I hope you had a great day.

  2. Don you know most Australians wouldn't have a clue exactly why?? It isn't something that is really taught at school or hammered into us at school either. It is just a good reason to BBQ and party, and get a day off work.

    It it was the foundation of our country.

    We are such a mixed race of people here, and I think that is what makes us such a nice place to live. We are laid back, and fairly tolerant of other cultures. Maybe this is due to our convict start here??

    Here is some interesting facts taken from a Google search I hope it answers your question:

    "Australia Day (previously known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day)[1] is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, New South Wales in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia (then known as New Holland).[2]
    Although it was not known as Australia Day until over a century later, records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808, with the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818. It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia and is marked by the presentation of the Australian of the Year Awards on Australia Day Eve, announcement of the Australia Day Honours list and addresses from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. Australia Day has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia."


    We still worked today, as Monday will be the day off. Can't let us all have a long weekend!! lol

  3. Criss, thanks for the history lesson.

    I guess Australia Day is more like an event in our history that isn't observed as a national holiday....when Pilgrims arrived from England aboard the Mayflower in 1620 (and at other places and times) and began the settlement of Europeans in what later became the USA. There were already people living here that we refer to as Native Americans. American Indians, or just Indians. If it had not been for their assistance possibly none of those early settlers would have survived. It was their land and the arriving Europeans gradually took it from them.

    If you would like to read more about this period in our history you might start with "Colonial history of the United States" @

    I hope you won at least "Last Possible Runner-up For Aussie of Year Award"

    Just kidding!!!

  4. LOL I don't think I'd ever be even a thought bubble on their radar list.

    If they had one for person of the year most likely to give their opinion, I might be in with half a chance! ^_^