Anniversary Regatta [26 January 1875]

[Editor: This article about the Anniversary Regatta was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 1875. The Anniversary Regatta was held on Anniversary Day (later known as Australia Day.)] [Anniversary Regatta.] Anniversary Regatta. — The weather yesterday, not being propitious for those who wished to take a stretch out of new sails, &c., fewer […]

[The anniversary of the birthday of the colony] [26 January 1875]

[Editor: This untitled article about Anniversary Day was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 1875. Anniversary Day was later known as Australia Day.] [The anniversary of the birthday of the colony] To-day is kept as a public holiday as the anniversary of the birthday of the colony. At present it is only so […]

Notice [public notices, 23 January 1813]

[Editor: Two items from the public notices section of The Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 23 January 1813. The first item, advertising a Commemoration Dinner, is regarding the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales (Australia Day). The second item is regarding an indentured servant who has run away […]

Australia [Australia Day celebration, 2 February 1903]

[Editor: An article about an Anniversary Day (Australia Day) celebration on 26 January 1903. Published in The Daily Telegraph, 2 February 1903.] Australia. At the A.N.A. dinner in Melbourne on Anniversary Day Mr Deakin, on behalf of the Commonwealth, responded to the toast of the Ministry and Parliament — Federal and State. He said that […]

Australia Day

Australia Day, the 26th of January, is the anniversary of the foundation of the British colony at Sydney, New South Wales, in 1788. In early years it was commemorated as the First Landing, then as Anniversary Day, then as Foundation Day. It was also known as ANA Day, due to the widespread campaigning by the […]