Thursday, 26 January 2012

Happy Australia Day!

To help Luke, our Australian Drystack Manager, feel a little bit more at home we are celebrating Australia Day in the traditional Aussie way – boardies, shades and thongs! Or in English: colourful shorts, sunglasses and flip flops.

Australia day is celebrated on the 26th January because it was on that day in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip - commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove.

The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday is a recent one. Not until 1935 did all the Australian states and territories use that name to mark that date, and not until 1994 did they begin to celebrate Australia Day consistently as a public holiday!!

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