Aussies are celebrating Australia Day this weekend. On January 26 each year we get out the snags, the prawns, the Barbie and join our mates in the backyard for a day of relaxation and laughter and most likely, a round of cricket or two!
What do you know about Australia? Find out a bit more by checking out the quiz at the end of this article.
Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia marking the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet at Botany Bay in New South Wales in 1788. Under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, it was the beginning of the shape of Australia.
Students will learn more about Captain Arthur Phillip as they travel back in time and hear his address to the Nation as Governor Arthur Phillip HERE.
Australia Day Awards Ceremony on the Gold Coast
We are proud to announce that Dr. Charles Margerison, President of The Amazing People Institute and Director of The Amazing People Club, received a nomination for an Award in the ‘Cultural Achievement’ category. Gold Coast City Mayor, Tom Tate, presented the awards at a ceremony on Friday 17th January. Click the link to read Dr Margerison’s contributions and achievements within this category- Australia Day Nomination on the Gold Coast.
Dr Charles Margerison has written unique BioView® stories about many Amazing Australians, highlighting their contributions to this remarkable country. Embark on a thrilling flight of discovery with Charles Kingsford Smith. His courage, competitive spirit and daring sense of adventure led to him being regarded as one of the highest achievers in the history of aviation. Be inspired by the entrepreneurial talent of James Harrison who invented the refrigerator which has become a necessity in our homes of today. Be captivated by the tumultuous events in the life of Nellie Melba, a self-driven diva who achieved great success and became one of Australia’s most celebrated sopranos of all time. Meet these and several other amazing Australians who in their own unique ways, seized opportunities that led to great successes in Amazing People of Australia.
- What do we call a baby Koala?
- Which Australian state or territory has the most islands off its coast?
- What is the name of Australia’s highest mountain?
- What is the name of the Northern Territory born artist who is famous for their amazing watercolour landscape paintings?
- Which Australian town is known as the UFO capital of Australia?
- What do these sayings or words REALLY MEAN? a. snag, b. barbie, c. tucker, d. Banana Bender, e. Back of Bourke, f. barracking, g. blowie, h. she’s cactus, i. cow cockie.
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- What do we call a baby Koala? a Joey.
- Which Australian state or territory has the most islands off its coast? Western Australia. It has 3747 islands off its coast.
- What is the name of Australia’s highest mountain? Mount Kosciuszko.
- What is the name of the Northern Territory born artist who is famous for their amazing watercolour landscape paintings? Albert Namatjira.
- Which Australian town is known as the UFO capital of Australia? Wycliffe Well in the Northern Territory. Hundreds of UFO sightings have been reported there since WWII.
- What do these sayings or words REALLY MEAN? a. snag – sausage, b. barbie – barbecue, c. tucker – food, d. Banana Bender – someone from Queensland where many of the countries bananas are grown, e. Back of Bourke – very far away , f. barracking – cheering for your team g. blowie – blow flies, h. she’s cactus – dead/not working eg. the washing machine is cactus, cow cockie – a farmer
HOW DID YOU GO? Until next time, HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY MATE!