South 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, the rest of Europe.
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South Australia commemorates its founding under the Old Gum Tree, Glenelg. The Mayor of Glenelg, Stephen Patterson, welcomes incoming Governor Hieu Van Lee, a former refugee from Vietnam, to the 178th Proclamation (or “Proccie”) Day. Earlier Robert Taylor gave an inspiring Welcome to Country and a traditional aboriginal song to bless the land. Afterwards, of
“What do you mean, twenty-eighth of December? Proccie Day is the twenty-sixth, right?” “Wrong. You’ve been cheated out of a holiday,” I replied.