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Just In Time For Australia Day!

JUST IN TIME FOR * AUSTRALIA DAY The 225th Australia Day is here! It means many things to many people, but it's undecided whether it's a time to reflect on the past, the present, or the future. With this infographic, you won't have to choose! HOW AUSTRALIANS SEE AUSTRALIA DAY 41% 13% 43% Agree history is the most important Think that the here and now is Feel looking forward towards the future is most important. aspect of Australia Day. most important. A BRIEF LOOK AT WHERE WE CAME FROM ADVANCE 1770 ]788 1984 AUSTRALIA FAIR In 1770, the European discovery of Australia took place. Captain James Cook found it during a survey of an The First Fleet of Britain arrived at Advance Australia Fair is our Sydney Cove in late January, 1788 to establish a settlement there. On national anthem, but it wasn't always so. It only became our official anthem on April 19, 1984! January 26th, 1788, they claimed the land in the name of King unmapped coast on the continent known as New Holland - what is Before then, there were a handful now considered Australia, George III. of different anthems. Throughout history, Australia Day has been and still is the largest annual public event in our nation. WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR DIVERSE COUNTRY The harbour is the star of the show in Sydney. It's host to races among ferries, tall ships, and more. Sydney Melbourne marvels on multiculturalism, with events such as the People's March and the Voyages Concert. Melbourne The Perth Skyworks are the largest single event on Australia Day, a spectacular skyshow along with several activities all day long. Perth - THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD 70% of Australians are going to actively celebrate Australia Day. That's a cool 15 million people. of those: 25% 28% hang out with family and friends. go to an organised event. More than 13,000 people are expected to become Australian citizens at more than 300 ceremonies this Australia Day. IT'S A BONZA PLACE TO LIVE OECD's Better Life Index cites Backed up by Facts: According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and By the Numbers: About 65% said that they helped a our sense of community, civic stranger in the past month - far above the OECD 47% average. engagement, and all-around good Development (OECD), it's the best place to live on the globe. natured behavior as what sets us apart from other nations. WHAT MIGHT THE FUTURE HOLD FOR US We'll be finding more and more A more connected world is almost new species in our beautiful and diverse country. There's probably more than a couple new ones Technology will become an even bigger part of our lives, with things becoming automated - even driving! an inevitability through social any media alone. All of these numbers are only going up. out there. Of course, none of this could be right, and we could just get the almighty civilian-ready jetpack instead. Not a bad trade, in our eyes! Happy Australia Day! Payday

Just In Time For Australia Day!

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A brief look at the history, present, and future of Australia. Take a look to see why Australia has much to celebrate on its national day!




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