Proclamation Day (SA) in 2023
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Proclamation Day commemorates the establishment of British law in South Australia. The history of Proclamation Day dates back to December 28, 1836. The first colonist arrived at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island on 27 July 1836. The HMS Buffalo was on of the first nine ships to arrive in South Australia. It was the largest ship which carried 174 passengers. The Buffalo brought the first colonists, including South Australia’s first Governor, Captain Jogn Hindmarsh.
Proclamation Day is observed through various festivities, including re-enactments of the proclamation reading and flag-raising at the Old Gum Tree Reserve in Glenelg. This landmark location is home to a living red gum tree, believed to be the actual site where Governor Hindmarsh read the original proclamation. This holiday is mainly celebrated in South Australia each year.
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