28.01.2008 Australia Day in Sydney and Melbourne

The australians became independant some years ago, and I was in Sydney this weekend. There was spectacular fireworks with music and lots of ships parading in the harbour in Sydney. Back in Melbourne I was out a day at the beach, and did some swimming, got a minor sun burn, and got to know some people from all over the world.

7 Responses to “28.01.2008 Australia Day in Sydney and Melbourne”

  1. Peter says:

    Actually we’re not independent.
    “Australia Day, celebrated annually on 26 January, is the official national day of Australia, commemorating the establishment of the first European settlement on the continent of Australia.” — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day

    Peter

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  3. Damien says:

    Ahm, Australia day is actually 26th January, not the 28th as the title might suggest.

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  5. foo says:

    Some know “Australia day” as “invasion day”, the day the British invasion began.

  6. jean says:

    I thought Sydney Day was in April. I know there was a parade there in 1952 as my husband was there. What happened to that celebration day?
    Would be interested to know. Have a nice day. Jean

  7. jean collins says:

    I thought Sydney had a Sydney Day in April. Does this still happen as I know from information given to me by my husband that he attended Sydney Day in April, 1952. I also have apiccture of this day. Liked your article on Australia Day. Thanks, have a nice day. Jean