Australia Day History
Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Britain. On this day in 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip first raised the British flag at Sydney Cove, marking the British occupation of Australia which has been claimed 8 years earlier by the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1770.
Australia Day Facts & Quotes
Australia Day Top Events and Things to Do
Australia Day References and Related SitesAustralian Government: It's an Honour Website Australiaday.org.au - Australia Day History