Australia Day

  • National Australia Day website
  • The First Fleet

    The First Fleet brought hundreds of convicts to the new penal settlement, many convicted of petty crimes, and included at least 8, and possibly 14 Jews.

  • Read about the First Fleet
  • Jews on the First Fleet
  • List of Convicts on the First Fleet
  • See also Rabbi John Levi's book "Australian Genesis" which details the first few years of Jewish settlement in Australia.

    Information websites

  • Australia New Zealand for Visitors
  • Australia's national anthem - words and audio
  • "I love a sunburnt country" - Read the words to the famous poem
  • Visit Poet Dorothea MackKellar's website
  • Kids

  • Australia Day Kids Activity website
  • Australia Day Activities Websites

    Australia Day activities around Australia:

  • NSW
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

  • Australia Day marks the anniversary of the continent's first European settlement.

    On January 26, 1788, Captain Philip, the commander of the British naval expedition to be known as the First Fleet, claimed Port Jackson, the site of modern day Sydney, on behalf of the British Crown.