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Title: Australia Day 2015


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Australia Day 2015
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History
  • 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
    GovernorArthur 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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HistoryArrival of the First Fleet
  • On 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 ships, which came to
    be known as the First Fleet, was sent by the
    British Admiralty from England to Australia.
  • The settlement was seen as necessary because of
    the loss of the Thirteen Colonies in North
    America.The Fleet arrived between 18 and 20
    January 1788, but it was immediately apparent
    that Botany Bay was unsuitable.
  • On 21 January, Phillip and a few officers
    travelled to Port Jackson, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
    to the north, to see if it would be a better
    location for a settlement.

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HistoryFirst fifty years 1788 to 1838edit
  • Although there was no official recognition of the
    colony's anniversary, with the New South Wales
    Almanacks of 1806 and 1808 placing no special
    significance on 26 January.
  • By 1808 the date was being used by the colony's
    immigrants, especially the emancipated convicts,
    to "celebrate their love of the land they lived
    in" with "drinking and merriment".
  • The 1808 celebrations followed this pattern,
    beginning at sundown on 25 January, and lasted
    into the night, the chief toast of the occasion
    being Major George Johnston.

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HistoryCentenary celebration 1839 to 1888
  • Prior to 1888, 26 January was very much a New
    South Wales affair, as each of the colonies had
    their own commemorations for their founding. In
    Tasmania, Regatta Day occurred in December, South
    Australia had Proclamation Day 28 December, and
    Western Australia had their own Foundation Day
    (now Western Australia Day) on 1 June.
  • In 1888, all colonial capitals except Adelaide cel
    ebrated 'Anniversary Day'. In 1910, South
    Australia adopted Australia Day,followed
    by Victoria in 1931. By 1935, all states of
    Australia were celebrating 26 January as
    Australia Day (although it was still known as
    Anniversary Day in New South Wales).The name
    'Foundation Day' persisted in local usage.

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Here are some photos of Australian Day during the
years
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Contemporary celebrations
  • Since 1988 participation in Australia Day has
    increased and in 1994 all states and territories
    began to celebrate a unified public holiday on
    the actual day for the first
  • 500,000 people watch theLotterywest
    Skyworks at Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Day, 2006
  • Outdoor concerts, community barbecues, sports
    competitions, festivals and fireworks are some of
    the many events presented in communities across
    Australia.

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Contemporary celebrations
  • In Sydney the harbour is a focus and boat races
    are held, such as a ferry race and the tall ships
    race. In Adelaide the key celebrations are
    'Australia Day in the City' which is a Parade,
    Concert and Fireworks display held in Elder park
    and the traditional International Cricket match
    played at the Adelaide Oval.
  • Despite a drop in attendance in 2010, but still
    with audiences estimated at 400,000, the Perth
    Skyworks is the largest single event presented
    each Australia Day.
  • Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and
    Department of Immigration and Citizenship
    Secretary, Mr Andrew Metcalfe hand out
    Citizenship Certificates to new Australian
    Citizens (2011).
  • Research conducted in 2007 reported that 78.6 of
    respondents thought the citizenship ceremonies
    were an important feature of the day.

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Contemporary celebrations
  • The official Australia Day Ambassador Program
    supports celebrations in communities across the
    nation by facilitating the participation of
    high-achieving Australians in local community
    celebrations. In 2011, 385 ambassadors
    participated in 384 local community
    celebrations. 
  • The Governor-General andPrime Minister both
    address the nation. On the eve of Australia Day
    each year, the Prime Minister announces the
    winner of the Australian of the Year award,
    presented to an Australian citizen who has shown
    a "significant contribution to the Australian
    community and nation" and is an "inspirational
    role model for the Australian community". 
  • Awards Announcement Australia Day Eve 25 January
    2005
  • Various music festivals are held on Australia
    Day, such as the Big Day Out, the Triple
    J Hottest 100, and the Australia Day Live
    Concertwhich is televised nationally. For many
    years an international cricket match has been
    held on Australia Day at the Adelaide Oval. These
    matches have included both Test matches and One
    Day Internationals.

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Contemporary celebrations
  • Research in 2009 indicated that Australians
    reflect on history and future fairly equally on
    Australia Day. Of those polled, 43 agreed that
    history is the most important thing to think
    about on Australia Day and 41 said they look
    towards our future, while 13 thought it was
    important to think about the present at this
    time and 3 were unsure.
  • Possibly reflecting a shift in Australians
    understanding of the place of Indigenous
    Australians in their national identity, Newspoll r
    esearch in November 2009 reported that ninety
    percent of Australians polled believed it was
    important to recognise Australias indigenous
    people and culture as part of Australia Day
    celebrations.
  • A similar proportion (89) agreed that it is
    important to recognise the cultural diversity of
    the nation. 

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Australian day conteporarny celebrations
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Events
  • Australia Day Concerts
  • FREE AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERTS AT THE SYDNEY OPERA
    HOUSE
  • The Australia Day Council of NSW invites you to
    celebrate the nations favourite day with The
    Wiggles, Jessica Mauboy, Sheppard, Justice
    Crew and Russell Morris and some surprises!
  • Australia Day in Sydney just keeps getting bigger
    and better. For 2015, the iconic Sydney Opera
    House will host two new FREE concerts on
    Australia Day on the forecourt - The Wiggles
    Australia Day Concert and The Australia Day
    Concert at the Sydney Opera House.
  • Dont miss out register for the ballot before
    1159pm Wednesday, 7 January 2015 to ensure
    youre in the draw to win tickets to one of the
    Australia Day Concerts.
  • Successful winners will be notified by email on
    Thursday, 8 January 2015 and will need to follow
    a link to book their tickets and confirm their
    attendance.  Tickets will be dispatched by
    Wednesday, 14 January 2015.
  • The Wiggles Australia Day Concert and The
    Australia Day Concert at the Sydney Opera
    House are brought to you by Destination NSW.

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Events
  • In 2015 the Sydney CBD, including Darling Harbour
    and the Rocks will be abuzz with Australia Day
    celebrations. Free activities and concert
    performances will entertain a huge array of
    people from all ages ranges.
  • Come along and soak up the fun!

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Events
  • Events in the CBD
  • For everything in the Sydney City, The Rocks and
    Darling Harbour. 
  • In 2015 the Sydney CBD, including Darling Harbour
    and the Rocks will be abuzz with Australia Day
    celebrations. Free activities and concert
    performances will entertain a huge array of
    people from all ages ranges.
  • Come along and soak up the fun!

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Australian of the year
The Awards Each year our nation celebrates the
achievement and contribution of eminent
Australians through the Australian of the Year
Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role
models for us all. They inspire us through their
achievements and challenge us to make our own
contribution to creating a better Australia.
                                                  
                                                  
                                                  
                                       
  • The Awards
  • Each year our nation celebrates the achievement
    and contribution of eminent
  • Australians through the Australian of the Year
    Awards by profiling leading citizens
  • who are role models for us all. They inspire us
    through their achievements and
  • challenge us to make our own contribution to
    creating a better Australia.
  • The Australian of the Year Awards provides all
    Australians with the opportunity to recognise
    someone who makes them proud in four categories
  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 60
    years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia's Local Hero
  • The Awards operates at two levels -
    state/territory and national.  State and
  • Territory selection committees select four
    finalists for each award category, with
  • one of these finalists becoming the
    state/territory award recipient.  State/territory
  • award recipients then become the national
    finalists for the awards.
  • The prestigious year round program culminates in
    the announcement of the
  • national award recipients in Canberra on
    Australia Day Eve.
  • The Australian of the Year Awards is a program
    of the National Australia Day
  • Council.

Australian of the Year 2014 recipients, 25
January 2014.L-R Fred Chaney AO, Adam Goodes,
Tim Conolan, Jacqueline Freney OAM.
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