Anniversary meeting [including a song by Michael Massey Robinson, 3 February 1825]

[Editor: A report on a celebratory dinner (held on Wednesday 26 January 1825) to commemorate the founding of the colony of New South Wales. Includes the list of toasts, and a song by Michael Massey Robinson. Published in The Australian, 3 February 1825. The song was also published in the Sydney Gazette, and New South […]

[News items] [28 January 1836]

[Editor: Extracts from the news section of the The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of 28 January 1836, including news on the limited commemorations for the founding of the colony, the state of the public footpaths, and an unusual bushranging incident.] [News items] The Anniversary. — Thursday last passed off, after all, without […]

Song: To the Tune of Rule Britannia [1 February 1817]

[Editor: A song, written by a Mr. Jenkins, sung at a function in 1817 to celebrate the founding of the colony of New South Wales.] Song. To the Tune of Rule Britannia. When first Australia rose to fame, And Seamen brave explored her shore; Neptune with joy, with joy beheld their aim. And thus express’d […]

The Future of Australia [poem by Mary Hannay Foott, 8 February 1873]

[Editor: A poem by Mary Hannay Black (who later became Mary Hannay Foott), written for the anniversary of the founding of the colony of New South Wales (Australia Day).] The Future of Australia. Sing us the Land of the Southern Sea — The land we have called our own ; Tell us what harvest there […]

Nationalism rising in Australia [27 January 1949]

Nationalism rising in Australia Melbourne, Wed. — “Australian nationalism is rising in this country, particularly in people under the age of 40. That is a good thing, because Australia will not be left in undisputed possession of this land.” The Minister for Immigration (Mr. Calwell) said this today. He was speaking at a reception given […]