Its Australia Day 2016 - kick up your heels and have fun!

Celebrating Australia Day from 1788 – 2016 Australia Day, the official National Day of Australia, is celebrated annually on 26 January each year. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales. Despite the date reflecting the arrival of the First Fleet, there are no large-scale re-enactments and contemporary celebrations are not especially historical in their theme. For most people it is a Summer public holiday, a day to dig out the Strine, slap on a fake tattoo of the Aussie flag, don the thongs, sing Aussie songs, cool down or get sunburnt at the beach, throw prawns on the barbie, and find a local source of fireworks…

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ARIA Awards 2015 winners Tame Impala and Courtney Barret

In November 2015 the ARIA Awards 2015 for Australian Music were given out. See videos of the award winning musicians and the ceremony, and see who won ARIAs.

Ian Kiernan on Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia celebrates its 25 year aniversary – On the 1st Sunday in March, thousands of Australians join in to clean up and remove rubbish from their local area of Australia, thanks to Ian Kiernan and community good will.

carols by candlelight

The First Carols By Candlelight Originated in Australia in 1938 organised by Norman Banks Australia has a few unique Christmas traditions like seafood lunches and Christmas at the beach, but did you know that we have also contributed to the International culture of Christmas? Although carols and carol singing have a long world wide history, the community event of Carols by Candlelight, where people gather outdoors in a park and sing carols by candlelight originated in Melbourne Australia in 1938. Since then events called Carols by Candlight have become a tradition the world over. Carols by Candlelight was started by radio announcer Norman Banks in Melbourne, Australia. A man with a passion for Sports, he was chosen to cover the…

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