The official national day, celebrating the establishment of the first European settlement in the country, on 26 January 1778.
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The National Australia Day Council provides information on National and local events, an Australia Day timeline, resources for schools and local groups, advice on making the occasion more inclusive of Indigenous Australians, and information about awards.
From official Australian tourism website.
Australia Day ACT
Australian Capital Territory updates and events.
Australia Day Committee (Victoria)
Historical background, statewide events calendar and media releases. Also features a recording of the National Anthem and details of award finalists.
Australia Day Council Northern Territory
Provides news and information about the celebrations and annual awards. Includes photographs and quiz questions from Quiz Nights.
Australia Day Council of New South Wales
Includes the history of the holiday since 1788, an Australiana Quiz, the Australian National Anthem, coloring pages, screensavers, and information on flag use, as well as information about local events.
Australia Day Council of Western Australia
Provides details of state-wide events and projects, with webcams, information about awards, and celebration ideas for schools and workplaces.
Australia Day Council Tasmania
Features a schedule of events in the major centres, as well as photographs from previous years.
Australia Day QLD
Queensland updates with events, ceremonies and organizers.
Australia Day SA
South Australia updates with planned events and people.
Australian of the Year
Awarded each year by the Australia Day Council, with four categories celebrating the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians. Includes selection criteria, details of past winners, photographs, and nomination form.
Australia Day in question
An editorial by John Hirst in The Age newspaper. (January 26, 2008)
Country gets wrapped up in the flag
Tony Stephens writes in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. (January 27, 2006)
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