Day: February 8, 2012

Australia Day 2012

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Each year on the 26th January there is a Public Holiday to celebrate Australia Day. The journey of the First Fleet (eleven ships) commenced on 13 May 1787. The ships were sent by the British Admiralty from England to Australia. The fleet’s goal was to set up a penal colony on Botony Bay in New South Wales (where it had been explored  and claimed earlier in 1770 by James Cook). The Fleet, with the leadership of Arthur Phillip, arrived […]