January 26th is Australia Day. It marks the anniversary of settlement in 1788 – the arrival of the First Fleet from Britain into Port Jackson in New South Wales.
Australia is a relatively young country. I remember visiting places like Salzburg in Europe and feeling such rich history and heritage there. We don’t have that here, but I still love my country dearly.
On the whole, it is a beautiful country with good people. Where I’ve come from, we are quick to offer you a cuppa and always keen for a chat. We love home and we love our backyards and most of us have a barbecue out back. I love my backyard so much that I no longer have a dining room inside the house!
We are the 6th largest country in the world, by geographical area. England fits into Australia about 58 times. It takes about 5 hours to fly across the country from Brisbane to Perth (south-west). However, more than 85% of us live within 50km of the coast – the inland areas are much less inhabited.
For some amazing shots of Australia’s beautiful landscapes, pop over and see Kaz at Days and Months, just gorgeous. And here are some of MY favourite Australians:
Happy Australia Day!
PS Apparently Australians swallow about 3 spiders each year – eek!!!