[Editor: This untitled item, regarding the celebration of the anniversary of the establishment of a British colony in New South Wales in 1788 (Australia Day), was published in The Hobart Town Gazette, and Southern Reporter (Hobart Town, Tas.), 14 February 1818.]
[The Anniversary of the Formation of the Colony of New South Wales]
The Anniversary of the Formation of the Colony of New South Wales, and of the landing of Governor Phillip, was celebrated as a holiday at Sydney on Monday the 26th of January last, by a Salute of 30 Guns, being the number corresponding with the age of the Settlement.
The Government artificers and labourers were exempted from work in honor of the occasion, and an extra pound of fresh meat given to each of them.
We have no doubt but the return of such An Auspicious day will in future be celebrated throughout the Territory And its Dependencies.
The Hobart Town Gazette, and Southern Reporter (Hobart Town, Tas.), 14 February 1818, p. 2
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