Happy Australia Day

Sydney Australia
Image by Michael McDonough via Flickr

The flagpole in central Sydney's  Darling Harbour

photo credit: James Cridland

Australia celebrates its founding with the first fleet’s arrival in Sydney Cove in 1788.  British sovereignty over the eastern coast marked the beginning of the land down under.  Now look!

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  • Steve Youngs January 26, 2010, 4:37 pm

    Oh, so _that’s_ what Australia Day is about. I was born here, some 43 and a half years ago, but I didn’t know that. I probably did, but had forgotten.

    Australians are cool, but patriotic, we’re not. 🙂
    .-= Steve Youngs´s last blog ..Anatomy Of A Goal =-.

  • Ralph January 26, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Another Aussie friend tells me that you don’t like being reminded that the founding fathers were criminals.

  • Steve Youngs February 18, 2010, 6:51 am

    nah, most of us really don’t give a shit. In fact, every person I’ve ever met who has convicts in their family tree think it’s pretty cool.

    What we would take exception to would be referring to anyone in this country’s history as a “founding father”. OMG! How American is that?
    .-= Steve Youngs´s last blog ..Understanding Motivation – Part II =-.

  • Ralph February 18, 2010, 7:49 am

    Now that you mention it, Americans see themselves as having a mission and a destiny. I never really thought about it before. What kind of feeling is it to be Australian?

  • Steve Youngs February 18, 2010, 3:39 pm

    That’s not something we think about. It would take waaaaay too much effort.

  • Ralph February 18, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Steve,
    That sounds more like Mexico.

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