Tag: history

The Proclaimers

┬áSouth Australia’s 180th Proclamation Day, 28 December 2016 Modern Australia is a young country with much of its heritage imported from Great Britain or, more recently,┬áthe rest of Europe.

Proclamation Day holiday

Whilst the rest of the world relaxes on their Boxing Day holiday, South Australians commemorate Proclamation Day. On the 28th of December 1836, after circumnavigating the globe on HMS Buffalo, the first Governor issued King William’s proclamation of the new colony in a place now known as the Old Gum Tree, a colony not of

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Melbourne Cup day

Originally posted on Dr D in Oz:
The race that stops a nation. “Would you like your x-ray now, or after the race?” my colleague asked, thus proving the adage about the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s premium thoroughbred horse race. All over Australia today workers downed tools and raised toasts as race fever took hold. Think…