Australia Day
Australia Day


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.ย And here areย some of MY favourite Australians:

Happy Australia Day!

x desleyjane


PS Apparently Australians swallow about 3 spiders each year – eek!!!

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

36 replies on “Happy Australia Day

  1. Well Happy Australia Day to you! Your beautiful country has been on my list of places to visit for a long time, you’re just too far away ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    But I will get there one day.
    Enjoy the festivities and have a spider or two on me!

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  2. Happy Australia Day! I want to visit your beautiful country some day soon!!
    Have a great holiday and thanks for sharing those interesting facts!
    Ps: the quokka is soooo cute and eeek indeed about swallowing 3 spiders a year!!!???

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      1. Omg yes, i wonder how big a spider people ingest?? Yes I would sleep with a mosquito net over me:) lol, nah just kidding… What a gorgeous country Australia is!!!!

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    1. Thank you Loretta! Australia Day is almost over, we had a great day with friends – a barbeque, cold wine, excellent friendship, great conversation. And their dog had puppies a few days ago, so we got to cuddle them!

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  3. Happy australia day desleyjanr! Its my last day in brisbane and i can say that you have the most kind and helpful people!! Hoping i could go back and explore sydney, melbourne, adelaide, perth and many more places!!

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