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The Story of Australia by Robert Lewis
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every homeHow did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent?Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity and technological advancement?How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world?Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more .
Important days in Australia's calendar by Hammonds, Heather
Call Number: LEA 394.26994 HAM
Publication Date: 2010
True Blue? by Peter Goldsworthy (Editor)
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Australians mostly live in cities, yet many of our favorite movie characters are working men from the bush. We revere our sporting heroes, yet we prize their larrikin irreverence. Each year we enthusiastically commemorate a battle we lost. What makes us Australian? Why is it so hard to put a finger on what makes us unique? .
Australian national identity by Healey, Justin
Call Number: NFS 305.800994 AUS
Publication Date: 2010
Over the past few weeks a couple of local councils have confirmed they have cancelled their Australia Day celebrations for 2018. It's all because of the negative feelings Australia's Indigenous people have towards this date. But the Prime Minister says he strongly disagrees with the push to move it.
January 26 marks the official National Day of Australia, but for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders the day is anything but celebratory.
This video by GetUp! asks us if the date can be changed so everyone can celebrate our amazing country.
Australia Day is for all Australians, no matter where our personal stories began. Reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognise our history.
On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.