Australia, Uncategorized

Happy Australia Day!

australian-flag-mapIt’s the day we celebrate Australia’s coming of age…Celebrated annually on 26 January, the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, New South Wales in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. (Thanks Wikipedia)!

It’s also called ‘Invasion Day’ by many indigenous people who see it as not a day to celebrate but a day to commiserate.

Whatever your views, it is a beautiful, prosperous – for most – country where many have built successful, safe, satisfying lives. So. Happy Australia Day.