Hobart Mercury. The previous year he accepted the recommendation of Captain Matthew Flinders, circumnavigator of the continent, that it be called Australia. Retrieved 25 January Retrieved 30 January Click the links below for more details about upcoming events. On 26 January, early in the morning, Phillip along with a few dozen marines, officers and oarsmen, rowed ashore and took possession of the land in the name of King George III. The date has long been a difficult symbol for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who see it as a day of sorrow and mourning.
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Hidden categories: Ozymbit The new screen will be a fraction smaller by a meter or so, but will remain the world's biggest. Retrieved 30 January However, since at least the date of Australia Day has also been marked by Indigenous Australians, and those sympathetic to their cause, mourning what they see as the invasion of their land by Europeans and protesting its celebration as a national holiday. However, during 24 January, they spotted the ships Astrolabe and Boussoleflying the French flag, at the entrance to Botany Bay; they were having as much trouble getting into the bay as the First Fleet was having getting out. In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian historyofficial community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.