Australia Day Current Affairs, GK & News

Australia Day is observed on January 26 to mark the arrival of the “First Fleet” of ships to Sydney from Britain in 1788. This day, called by critics as “Invasion Day” or “Survival Day”, is controversial as it commemorates the beginning of dispossession of Australia’s indigenous community.  There is growing demand to change this date from January 26 to May 9 – to honour the opening of Australia’s first parliament and the formation of Commonwealth of Australia.

Australia makes changes to its National Anthem

The Australian Government recently announced certain changes to its National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair”. What were the changes made to Australian National Anthem? The second line of the National Anthem has been changed from ‘For we are young and free’ to ‘For we are one and free.’ What was the issue with the National Anthem ..

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Australia Day: January 26

Australia celebrates 26th January as Australia Day which marks the landing of the First Fleet, a convoy of 11 ships carrying convicts, at Port Jackson in 1788. It also marks the founding of the colony New South Wales. How the Australia Day came into being? On the 30th anniversary of the founding of the colony ..

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