Australia Day Facts

The first ever official national day that was actually named ‘Australia Day’ was on July 30 in 1915, which was to raise funds for the World War I war effort.

This happened after Ellen Wharton-Kirke, from Manly NSW, made the suggestion to Premier Sir Charles Wade, reportedly due to the enlistment of her three sons.

According to the Australian War Memorial website.

Mrs Wharton-Kirke had seen the generosity of the Australian people during other fundraising days and saw an ‘Australia Day’ as a way of drawing on the pride of Australians in their soldiers’ recent achievements at Gallipoli.

30 July 1915 was the date agreed upon, and events were held across all of Australia to raise funds.”

In 1916, the Australia Day committee that had formed to organise the war effort fundraising determined that it would be held on July 28.

Previous to 1888, New South Wales was the only place that celebrated Australian patriotism by having the ‘Anniversary Day’ on January 26.

These celebrations were all Sydney-centric (other states had their own celebrations to mark the founding of their state) – for example, Governor Lachlan Macquarie held a 30-gun salute at Dawes Point to mark 30 years as a colony in 1818.

In early colonial times, the 26th January was usually called ‘First Landing Day’ or ‘Foundation Day’, and would be celebrated by European immigrants (particularly ex-convicts) by holding anniversary dinners.

Some would begin their festivities the night of the 25th, with records existing of ex-convicts participating in “drinking and merriment” to celebrate their new home from as early as 1808.

Victoria adopted 26 January as a day to celebrate in 1931 and by 1935 all of the states and territories of Australia were celebrating the invasion – although it was still known as Anniversary Day in NSW, and Foundation Day in other areas.


The Australia Day holiday across the continent began in 1984. From the 1940s most states and territories had a holiday for Foundation Day but it wasn’t until 1984 that the National Australia Day Committee was federally funded.


First Nation Peoples have been protesting on the 26 January for many years, and the first official ‘Day of Mourning’ was held in 1938.

Other popular names now used by First Nations people are Invasion Day and Survival Day.

War Memorial Website

Australia Day Website Page 76

SBS article 2018

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Posted on January 25, 2021, in General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Ecclesiastes 3

    Everything Has Its Time – To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather …


  2. The “First Nation’s People” term has been plagiarised from the American Indians.
    This term has only been used in recent times.
    “Invasion Day” is a similar term to paint the aborigines as “victims of our society”.
    Most of these terms and tactics are inspired by the leftists in the UK or the US.
    Look around some old cemeteries and the mortality rate for young people was shockingly high and the aborigines mortality rate was much higher.
    We should all count our blessings that we have achieved so much since those days instead of writing divisive accounts of history.
    Celebrate the positives and Happy Australia Day !


  3. Australia/New Holland/NSW Invasionday

    ………..The first time that the name Australia appears to have been officially used was in a despatch to Lord Bathurst of 4 April 1817 in which Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledges the receipt of Capt. Flinders’ charts of Australia.[24] On 12 December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office that it be formally adopted.[25] In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially as Australia.[26] ………..

    In one of those peculiarities of history, New South Wales was only officially named and had its boundaries declared in 2001, two hundred and thirty one years after James Cook first uttered the name in 1770 when taking possession of an area covering most of eastern Australia. The reason why this peculiarity arose relates to the territorial evolution of Australia. So after James Cook, the colony of New South Wales was established and named by way of imperial proclamation in 1788 by the then Governor in Chief of New South Wales, the Royal Navy officer Arthur Phillip. At this time, New South Wales was defined (by Britain) as covering approximately half of the Australian continent.[55] New South Wales was further increased in size to around two-thirds of the Australian continent in 1828……………….”

    I would say that Cooks expedition was at the behest of Jewish interests.

    South Wales moved to the New South Wales


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