Celebrating Australia Day

Looking at how Australians have celebrated on 26 January over the past century. Includes images from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales, and information from other sources about Australia Day.
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How Australia Day was celebrated in 1988. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1988-the-bicentenary/

How Australia Day was celebrated in 1988. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1988-the-bicentenary/

The Australia Day Regatta, originally known as the Anniversary Regatta, has been conducted each year since 1837 to commemorate the anniversary of the first European settlement of Australia. It is acknowledged as the oldest annual sailing regatta in the world. From the official website of the Australia Day regatta: http://australiadayregatta.com.au/

The Australia Day Regatta, originally known as the Anniversary Regatta, has been conducted each year since 1837 to commemorate the anniversary of the first European settlement of Australia. It is acknowledged as the oldest annual sailing regatta in the world. From the official website of the Australia Day regatta: http://australiadayregatta.com.au/

The Ferrython is the annual ferry race that takes place on Sydney Harbour on Australia Day. Information from the Sydney Festival website: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2014/Family/Ferrython/

Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events, sees our beloved ferries go head-to-head: racing from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Anne Coote's article on the Celebration of Anniversary Day to 1900. From the Dictionary of Sydney website: http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/celebration_of_anniversary_day_to_1900

Celebration of Anniversary Day to 1900

Since its inception in 1960 the Australian of the Year Award has provided a focal point for Australia Day celebrations. From the official website of the Australian of the Year Awards: http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/

Since its inception in 1960 the Australian of the Year Award has provided a focal point for Australia Day celebrations. From the official website of the Australian of the Year Awards: http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/

Celebrating Australia Day in 1901. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1901-federation/

Celebrating Australia Day in 1901. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1901-federation/

The Sesquicentenary and The Day of Mourning: Australia Day, 1938. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1938-the-sesquicentenary-and-the-day-of-mourning/

The flyer, with resolution, advertising Australian Aborigines' Conference and Sesquicentenary Day of Mourning and Protest, 26 January 1938 (Australia Day). Source: Broadside National Library of Australia.

How Australia Day (then known as Anniversary Day) was celebrated in 1888. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1888-the-centenary/

How Australia Day (then known as Anniversary Day) was celebrated in 1888. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1888-the-centenary/

How Australia Day (then known as Anniversary Day) was celebrated in 1838. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1838-the-jubilee/

How Australia Day (then known as Anniversary Day) was celebrated in 1838. From the Australia Day National Website: http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history/1838-the-jubilee/

A page on the history of Australia Day. From the official website of the Australia Day Council of New South Wales: http://www.australiaday.com.au/about/history-of-australia-day

A page on the history of Australia Day. From the official website of the Australia Day Council of New South Wales: http://www.australiaday.com.au/about/history-of-australia-day


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