Australia Day

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Australia Day is a public holiday held on 26 January every year in Australia. It is celebrated Every year in reflection of the Australian people and the past that was brought with it. It is used to remember the day that the First Fleet entered Australia in 1788. On 26 January 1788 British people entered the country at Sydney Cove and made it their new homeland.

Some people do not like that it is celebrated on that date . For example, some indigenous Australians Refer to the original date as Invasion Day or Survival Day because it was the day that their native land was invaded.

History[change | change source]

Arrival of the First Fleet[change | change source]

On 13 May 1787, 11 ships were sent from Great Britain to Australia. The ships carried mostly prisoners to Australia where many were going to be living the rest of their lives. The ships were led by Captain Arthur Phillip, who was later promoted to an Admiral.