Every Jan. 26 Australians commemorate the anniversary of England’s First Fleet of 11 convict ships, commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip, to arrive at Sydney Cove in 1788 and raise the Union Jack signaling the beginning of the colony.
Today, Australia Day celebrates contemporary Australia and its diverse society and landscape — celebrating the country and its citizens’ achievements and their future. And we think these Australian celebs have surely spent the day celebrating the Land Down Under.
- Australian PM won’t watch sex-under-flag TV scene
- Australia: 14 refugee kids may go to Malaysia
- Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd off to US summit after heart surgery
- Free trade agreement talks between India and Australia
- Australian Passports Get Three Gender Options
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