26 January is the anniversary of the arrival in Australia of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788. Though Australia Day originally marked this specific event, today it’s a public holiday celebrating what’s great about Australia and being Australian. Learn more about Australia Day here.
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