Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Australia Day

It's Australia Day, 222 years since Captain Arthur Philip and the First Fleet lobbed in to Sydney Cove to begin gthe British Colony and appropriate the place from the locals.

So, amongst the myriad of things to do on this day, like become a new citizen (shown here in 2008) , on a bright summer Sydney day, lots of people whose origins lie elsewhere (like 98% of the population!) as well as descendents of the local Eora people, head to the beach for a picnic or barbecue.


  1. Happy 222nd Australia Day.
    Hope there were many happy barbies.

    I enjoyed your link to the older post. Just a few years ago I attended the Randwick ceremony where my daughter and son-in-law became citizens.
    It is good that your country allows multi-citizenship.

  2. Happy day! Picnic or barbecue and sunny Australian beaches, I wish I was there!

  3. Love it. Thrown a prawn on the barbie day! Happy Oz Day, Sally and family xxx

  4. Great pics. Typical Australia Day shots!

  5. Happy Australia Day to you Sally!

    Thanks for showing this typical Aussie scene!