Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today is Australia Day!

Hi Bloggers
Today is Australia Day! That's right, I'm an Aussie gal. The 26th of January commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet, when Captain Cook discovered our land.  Summer out here has been terribly humid and today it will be 33 degrees in Sydney! That's what the prediction says. Through February the heat will keep on getting hotter and our air conditioning is constantly going. I think staying home with my family would have to be the best option.

A little history: Australia may well be the home of the worlds first people. Stone tools discovered in New South Wales, show that Aboriginals lived in Australia at least twelve thousand years before they appeared in Europe. It is supsected that there have been in excess of 18,500 generations of aboriginals!

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Australian flag
Australian National Anthem

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia fair,
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.


  1. Beautiful pictures and thanks for the history. Loved reading it. I also love your national anthem. By the way, It's republic day in India. 62nd Indian republic day today on 26th January. :)

  2. I'll be celebrating republic day with you Dawn. Thanks for your comment.