Sunday, 24 January 2010

Tuesday January 26th 2010

Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival 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. The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday on 26 January is a recent one. It was not until 1935 that all the Australian states and territories used the term Australia Day on this date. On Australia Day we celebrate what's great about Australia and being an Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of and to recommit to making Australia an even better place for the future. The logo represents ‘togetherness’ while respecting the diversity and distinctive nature of Australia’s people and landscape. The bold coloured ribbons convey dynamism of pride, spirit and celebration.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 @ ISO 200, 200mm f2.8, 1/5000 sec
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