Redcliffe Pier

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY


In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip arrived from England after 9 months sailing with 1487 people, 778 of them convicts, to start a new colony.

Phillip set up camp here in Sydney Cove on 26 january, 1788.

233 years later it looks like this.

We have a holiday today and many celebrations. Brisbane is relocating celebrations from flooded venues and we will still try to have a good time and especially celebrate our strong mateship bonds that have helped us get through this disaster. 

22 comments:

  1. Happy Australia Day - I know someone who is coming out to Australia on Work Experience with Uni - thye are going to have him help rebuild the sports stadiums. I was wondering how you ended up in Australia? I trust you didnt have to commit a crime to get there! xxxx

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  2. Ohhhh phooey! I saw that on my calendar a few days ago and was going to do a post about it for my friends in Australia. And then yesterday I spent all day trying to work out Blogger's glitches on my own and forgot about it. Anyhoo.....HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!! Do something fun today.

    I'm beginning to like your template better and better. Yesterday I finally changed to the 'new and improved' and I think I even like it better than the old. However, I still can't put a picture on. So I finally decided not not fight it and just use the post. I give in easily. I even switched my Mormon Trek blog over to the one like yours. I likey it better!

    Life is good.

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  3. Happy Australia Day, Diane! HOw do you celebrate?

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  4. Hope you had a Happy Australia Day, Diane :)

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  5. I found the diary on your sidebar - Gripping! xxx

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  6. Hope you do have a happy day - I'm sure everyone in Queensland and Brisbane deserves a bit of celebration after the trials of the past few weeks.

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  7. HI Diane, I'm glad you all can celebrate despite the horrible flooding. Happy ;Australia Day, Diane....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Happy Australia day, hope you can celebrate it despite all the awfull flooding times you had. There is still a lot to restore I think.

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  9. Hope you have a happy holiday despite the flooding problems! Hugs from the other side of the world, Karen

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  10. Happy Australia Day! I hope you have an enjoyable celebration in spite of the flooding that has taken place over the past several weeks.

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  11. Hope you had a good day ... we settled for a quiet and lazy one enjoying the sunshine which has arrived at last.

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  12. *grin*

    Why dontcha tell me what you really think?

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  13. Happy Australia Day Diane to you and all my Australian friends. Still thinking about everyone out there with all those floods. Out of adversity comes strength, because that's when I find you're all at your strongest, helping each other when things are going tough :) Good on ya mates!

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  14. Gosh you did this well!!!
    Good onya.

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  15. Happy Australia Day a little late. I hope that the clean up efforts after the massive flooding will go well in Brisbane. I really enjoyed reading your post today.

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  16. Hi Diane, You and Bill had a nice celebration at home. The food looks delicious, at the moment I appreciate too fat removed food! We celebrated at home as well, with my youngest daughter and her partner. I made a pissaladiere...haha french... and Lilli brought cheese and fruit! My children never liked Vegemite but Peter and I love it. Does this mean we are not new Australians?
    Yes, I hope the cyclones
    and rains do not more damage.
    Your garden looks great, love the kangaroo paws, they have never been happy in my garden the soil is to heavy.

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  17. Happy belated Australia Day! I am looking forward to visiting Sydney and seeing a little of your wonderful country.

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