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Definition of the noun Australia Day

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proper noun

  1. 26th January, Australia's National Day in commemoration of the foundation of the first settlement in 1788.

Explanation

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.

  • also known as Foundation Day, Anniversary Day, Survival Day, Invasion Day, Day of Mourning, national day of australia, australia national day, aust day, aussie day, oz day

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Australia Day

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Google previewOceans (2010)

Recipes and Stories from Australia's Coastline by Andrew Dwyer

Australia Day is a good time to start.44 It was noted that 'ten years ago talk of Britain (it used to be “the Mother Country”) entering the European Common Market caused outraged reactions here'. Now Australians were in a position to adopt a ...

Google previewEvents and Sustainability (2015)

by Kirsten Holmes, Michael Hughes, Judith Mair, Jack Carlsen

Celebrated annually in January, in recognition both of the discovery and colonisation of Australia, and of the Federation of the States into the country we know today, Australia Day is a public holiday which is associated with summer pastimes ...

Google previewThe Next Buddha may be a Community (2011)

Practising Intercultural Competence at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia by Sabine Krajewski

Australia Day is a public holiday, celebrated on January 26 each year. It marks ...

Google previewCambridge Checkpoints VCE English Units 3 and 4 2013 (2012)

by Andrea Hayes

'For us, Australia Day means Invasion Day', Mick Dodson, Australian of the Year. Good afternoon fellow VCE students. Headlines about conflict are commonplace in our newspapers because, sadly, conflict is commonplace in our world.

Google previewSame Same, But Different (2011)

by Sally Wootton

Before we left Sydney for the first leg of our journey along the south coast, we celebrated Australia Day. Australia Day is a national holiday, on 26 January and is solely for the 38 Sally Wootton A familiar bridge ...

Google previewImagining Australia (2004)

Ideas for our future by Macgregor Duncan, Andrew Leigh, David Madden, Peter Tynan

This could be because the establishment of a penal colony does little to make the heart swell with pride; because Australia Day is a peculiarly Sydney date; or because 26 January also signifies the onset of Indigenous dispossession and the ...

Google previewI'm Not Eating Any Of That Foreign Muck (2005)

Travels with Me Dad by Brian Thacker

This could be because the establishment of a penal colony does little to make the heart swell with pride; because Australia Day is a peculiarly Sydney date; or because 26 January also signifies the onset of Indigenous dispossession and the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australia (2014)

by Norman Abjorensen, James C. Docherty

Australia Day is Australia's national day and is observed on 26 January, the date when the First Fleet arrived in Sydney...

Google previewThey Do What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World (2014)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of Extraordinary and Exotic Customs from around the World by Javier A. Galván

During Australia Day in 1938, a “Day of Mourning” protest march was held in Sydney by Aboriginal groups to highlight the inequitable and often callous treatment of indigenous people. The name Day of Mourning was chosen to symbolize that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Australian Politics (2010)

by Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran

Australia Day Council distributes substantial funds provided by the government to assist cultural activities, such as opera, drama, music and writing. Australia Day A public holiday held on 26 January each year to commemorate the arrival of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

January Inauguration Day, for quadrennial inauguration of US president 26 January Australia Day, commemorates the establishment of the ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Arab Emirates Independence Day December 2 Argentina Independence Day July 9 Australia Day January 26 Austria National Day October 26 Bahama Independence Day ...

Google previewDictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

26th January Australia Day India (Republic Day) 4th February Sri Lanka (Independence Day) 11th February Iran ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Children's Illustrated Dictionary and Thesaurus (2003)

by George Marshall

National and Religious Holidays Advent, All Saints' Day, Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Australia Day, Bastille Day, Canada Day, Candlemas, Carnival, Christmas, Columbus Day, Commonwealth Day, Diwali, Day of the Dead, Easter, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (2004)

by Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly

The Aboriginal 'Tent Embassy' (a tent erectedon Australia Day 1972), began as a peaceful ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Australia Australia Day a national public holiday in Australia, commemorating the founding on ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

Australia Day Aus. a national holiday in Australia observedin commemoration of the landingof the British at Sydney Cove in 1788 and observed on Jan. 26 if a Monday and otherwise on the next Monday. Australian /Rules/ Football Aus.

Google previewThe American Desk Encyclopedia (1998)

by Steve Luck

Australia Day Annual national holiday in Australia, on the Monday following January 26. It commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet (carrying the first colonists) at Port Jackson, Sydney on January 26, 1788. Australian art Term applied to art ...

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