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Gov. Arthur Phillip – Australia Day Celebrations

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Governor Arthur Phillip 

To All Australians 

State of the Nation Address 

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Australia Day

26th January, 2015

Gov Arthur PhillipFellow Australians, it is with pleasure and pride that I have the opportunity to fly through time and be with you to celebrate our National Day.  It is 226 years since we reached these golden sun-kissed shores. What a blessing that was, after sailing 10,000 and more miles from England. We departed on the 13th May, 1787 and arrived on the 19th January 1788 – a journey that took us 252 days. I can assure you, after so long on the high seas, we cheered as “the Great Southern Land”, as it was known, came into sight.

 

What a voyage it was. All we had to guide us was a rough map drawn by Captain Cook.  He had visited a place that he called Botany Bay, 18 years earlier and stayed for only about a week.  I was asked to lead an expedition to establish a new colony called New South Wales, following advice to King George III and his ministers by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist who sailed with Captain Cook.

On board the 11 ships, we had convicts, marines, administrators, sailors, clergy and the wives and families of crew members. Records of how many people were on the voyage vary, but it was in the region of 1420 souls. Some died on the journey and others were born. Each day we said our prayers for survival and success in our new country.

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On arrival, I quickly realized that Botany Bay could not provide sustenance for all of our people.

So, in a small boat, I sailed northwards, with some marines, and found the best harbour in the world. A thousand ships of the line could have sheltered there.

 

We moved to Port Jackson, as it was first called, on the 26th January, 1788.  That is why it is now celebrated as Australia’s National Day – despite the fact it was seven days after our arrival.

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In due course, I re-named it Sydney Town, after Lord Sydney, his Majesty’s Minister who had authorized our mission. On reflection, I should have called it Phillip City. In that way, I would have received better recognition for my leadership efforts.

 

 

In celebrating the anniversary of our arrival, it is useful to note some of the major decisions that I made in the first year of our arrival.

I stressed that:-

  • there would be no slavery.
  • although we were the world’s largest prison, convicts should be treated as human beings and given the opportunity to work and reform.
  • marriage was a right of all men and women and on February 10th, I arranged for a member of the clergy to marry three couples.
  • equality before the law was essential and I gave permission for the first civil law case to take place, when a convict, called Cable, won a famous victory against a captain of a ship, over money that he had kept, belonging to the plaintiff.
  • the native inhabitants should be treated with respect, and that we should try to learn their aboriginal languages in order to understand their culture and way of life.
  • religious views and faiths would be tolerated, so long as they did not threaten the colony.
  • order was vital and powers were given to officers to uphold the law.
  • the development of the economy was a priority for survival and men should be put to work and rewarded properly for their effort.
  • convicts who served their time should be freed and encouraged to make a successful life in our colony.
  • health facilities, although basic, should be developed.
  • defence of our small colony should be a maintained

You may look at this list and ask what you would have done. Indeed, 226 years after we landed, how effective has Australia been in developing all of these issues?

So, as your first politician, let me ask you some questions. To what extent do you feel the values that I tried to install are being upheld with regard to:-

  • human rights?
  • reform of convicts?
  • justice and a fair go for all levels of society?
  • encouragement of economic development.?
  • respect for authority?
  • appreciation and acceptance of the monarchy?
  • the importance of training and education?
  • tolerance of religious views?
  • the importance of defence?
  • the development of our culture and understanding of other people’s culture?

My fellow Australians, I tell you that it was not easy to lead and manage the New South Wales Colony. We were left to fend for ourselves for two and a half years until the 3rd June, 1790. We were starving and in desperate need of help.

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We felt abandoned and, each day, we anxiously searched the horizon for a ship.  Nearly 1000 days had passed since we had arrived. All of my leadership skills and resources were stretched to the limit, keeping men, women and children alive, although some tragically perished.  But, in their own way, each one of them was amazing.

We all learned a great deal from the hardships of life that we endured. I trust that you will exhibit the same strength and determination of the first colonists to make your life in this great country a success.

Sydney_Cove,_Port_Jackson_in_the_County_of_Cumberland_-_F._F._delineavit,_1769Stand up and salute all Australians through the ages that have contributed to our great country. May you continue the tradition that we set, of creating and developing an amazing country for amazing people.

Blessings to all, 

Governor Arthur Phillip.    

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Footnote: Arthur Phillip was the Governor of New South Wales, and in effect Australia, for nearly 5 years from the 19th January, 1788 to the 10th December, 1792. This story is based on the what Dr Charles Margerison, a psychologist and President of The Amazing People Club, thinks that Governor Phillip would have said about Australia Day.

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Amazing People Education brings you the story of Governor Arthur Phillip. His FREE eBook and Audio is available to download now. 

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Gov. Arthur Phillip – Free eBook and Audio for January

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Governor Arthur Phillip is an example of great leadership.

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Appointed to command The First Fleet to Australia in 1787, Arthur Phillip showed how his decisions shaped the beginning of this amazing country. Arriving at Botany Bay, Arthur Phillip soon realized that this site was not suitable for settlement. Lack of good water, poor soil conditions spurned Arthur on to find a new area for the settlement. A wise decision. Travelling on, they headed toward Port Jackson and eventually landed at Sydney Cove (which Phillip named after Lord Sydney) on 26 January 1788, which is now known as Australia Day.

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Imagine you had to sail 10,000 miles to an island in the South Pacific Ocean in an old wooden boat. In 1788, that happened to over 1400 English convicts, colonists, captains and men of the Marine Corps. Watched by fearful local Aboriginals, they established a base in a place called New South Wales, Australia.

  • Who were these amazing people?
  • What great stories do they have to tell?
  • How did they survive and build the great and beautiful city that we now call Sydney?

Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities.

GOOD  LEADERSHIP

Diagram of leadership qualitiesThe world would not be the world we know today without leaders and explorers such as Governor Arthur Phillip. His inspirational story comes alive through BioViews®, a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions to our world. We can utilise their stories of courage and commitment in business and in the classroom.


We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people. Not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

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What is a BioView®?  

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Dr Charles Margerison developed BioViews® and they really capture the student’s attention immediately, as the historical story is told in the form of a virtual biographical interview. BioViews® are educational, provide inspiration and showcases how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire the new generations. These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities, discussions and project work.


We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies.


We also invite you to read our January Newsletter.

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Captain James Cook – May 24 1770

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During a short caravan trip in Queensland, Australia, I saw things that reminded me of the amazing people and places that our author (and keen traveller), Dr. Charles Margerison has written about.

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As I discovered, these wonderful and inspiring stories stay with you. It is no wonder that Dr Charles became so dedicated to writing BioView® stories about them, thus keeping history and its’ amazing people…. ‘alive’.

Camping at Seventeen Seventy (1770), our walk took us up high around the perimeter of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. This is the sight of the second landing of Captain James Cook on May 24,1770. The community of 1770 hold the re-enactment of this historic landing in May each year as part of the annual 1770 Festival.

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Imagine….the Endeavour….just in sight of this hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1770 is a tourist attraction that many visit all year round. The area has a natural beauty and the vegetation and wildlife are protected and preserved.

Australia has many amazing and breathtaking places to discover.aus map

Take  a journey with your students and find out more about this fascinating country.

Australia has developed into a model multi-ethnic society. In this collection of life stories you can gain an insight into how some amazing Australians set the scene and contributed to the country we fondly refer to as Downunder – this short eBook, the Amazing People of Australia, will be truly enjoyed by students.

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Then……………travel through time and meet the Amazing People of Sydney who helped develop this land into another bustling, busy city. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities. Explore the inspiring lives of people such as Francis Greenway, Mary Reibey and George Howe. All of them arrived in Sydney as convicts and through their tenacious spirit, grew to become some of the most significant figures in the city. Find out about William Tom’s discovery of gold, and Captain Thunderbolt’s great escape from Cockatoo Island. Discover how Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda and be moved by the outstanding work of the tireless humanitarian, Caroline Chisholm, and her work with young women.

All these stories, and many others, come alive in this series of short eBooks. These ‘journeys’ will stay with you on your own travels, wherever they may take you and are perfect for class projects – so, travel on an amazing journey with us  soon.

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Can you answer these questions about Australia?

  1. When did Captain James Cook first set sail from England?
  2. What was the town of 1770 formerly known as?
  3. What is Charles Kingsford Smith famous for?
  4. Dame Nellie Melba was one of Australia’s most celebrated soprano’s. What was named after her?

We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free  Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these  Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from  Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact  marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit  www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Happy Australia Day – ‘News’ and Quick Quiz!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

THE QUIZ!

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  1. What do we call a baby Koala?
  2. Which Australian state or territory has the most islands off its coast?
  3. What is the name of Australia’s highest mountain?
  4. What is the name of the Northern Territory born artist who is famous for their amazing watercolour landscape paintings?
  5. Which Australian town is known as the UFO capital of Australia?
  6. 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.

ANSWER ‘DOWNUNDER’ HERE arrow down  Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

ANSWERS:

  1. What do we call a baby Koala? a Joey.
  2. Which Australian state or territory has the most islands off its coast? Western Australia. It has 3747 islands off its coast.
  3. What is the name of Australia’s highest mountain? Mount Kosciuszko.
  4. What is the name of the Northern Territory born artist who is famous for their amazing watercolour landscape paintings? Albert Namatjira.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

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Australia Day Awards – Dr Charles Margerison nomination

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The team here at the Amazing People Club are very proud to announce that our own Dr Charles Margerison received a nomination in the ‘Cultural Achievement’ category at the Annual Australia Day Awards here on the Gold Coast.

Team members Marion Andersson and Janine Wakefield accompanied Dr Margerison and were there to congratulate him as he was presented with his award by Mayor Tom Tate.  This is a great achievement and something we are all very proud of.

Click the link to read Dr Margerison’s contributions and achievements within this category – Australia Day Nomination on the Gold Coast.

Charles-with-Globe-300x200You can follow Charles around the world by visiting My Amazing People and click HERE to read his latest article on New Year 2014.

Dr Charles and the team all wish you a very happy Australia Day on January 26.

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The Amazing People Club is an international education publisher that is bringing sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free Amazing Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com