Australia Day

Australia Day is the anniversary of the European settlement of Australia, and commemorates the achievements of our forebears and the builders of our nation. On this day we honour all of those pioneers, settlers, and explorers who built this ...
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Remembrance Day

On the 11th of November we remember the sacrifice of those men and women who suffered and died in military actions, serving on our behalf. We're All Australians Now by “Banjo” Paterson (extracts from Banjo's letter to the troops, ...
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Kokoda commemoration (NSW)

The 3rd of November is commemorated by World War Two veterans as well as by past and present servicemen in New South Wales, for the men who fought in the Kokoda campaign. In 1942 Australian troops re-took Kokoda from the Japanese on the 2nd of ...
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Arthur Phillip, Australia’s first statesman

Arthur Phillip, born on 11 October 1738, was the commander of the First Fleet and Australia’s first governor. As the leader of the infant colony of New South Wales, he showed that he was a man of duty and self-sacrifice in the way in which he ...
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National Flag Day, 3rd September

National Flag Day commemorates the first time that the Australian national flag was flown, on the 3rd of September 1903. It is a day for Australians to proudly display the flag, in honour of the nation over which it flies and in remembrance of those ...
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Wattle Day, 1st September

The first of September is Wattle Day in Australia, marking the day which has traditionally been denoted as the first day of spring. In 1909 Wattle Day was proposed as a way of celebrating our national flower and as a day where Australians could ...
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Sandakan remembrance

Today we pause to remember the lives lost of those Australians and other allied personnel who died at the hands of the Japanese military during the infamous Sandakan Death Marches which occurred near the end of the Second World War. The Sandakan ...
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Don Bradman, commemorating an Australian legend

The 27th of August marks the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Don Bradman, Australia’s greatest sporting icon. Bradman was born in 1908 at Cootamundra, New South Wales; he grew up in Bowral (NSW) and had an avid interest in cricket. When he was ...
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