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Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:04 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Fleet

Summary:

Britain sent 1400+ people (both sea-men and convicts ;-7 ) to Australia in 1787.
They arrived at Botany Bay (part of Sydney) on 18-20 January 1788.
Botany Bay didn't live up to Captain Cook's glowing account, so they looked for another place to colonize and decided on Sydney Cove.
Australia Day is the "official" day that they planted a British flag at Sydney Cove, 26 January. Not the day they got here. Kinda stupid/disappointing. ;-7
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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:18 am

When did they start transporting the prisoners?
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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:28 am

KCollins1304 wrote:When did they start transporting the prisoners?


13 May 1787
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Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:54 am

It's amazing that it took 9 mos to get there. People complain when they have a 2 hr layover now. :-b
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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby mweir145 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:16 pm

Most of my knowledge of Australia comes from this episode of the Simpsons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiiKwNOIZT4
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:24 pm

hmm for descendants of convicts you guys are pretty good people. :-B
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:36 pm

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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:48 pm

Australia has a day now?

Administrative Professionals Day > Australia Day
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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:18 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:hmm for descendants of convicts you guys are pretty good people. :-B

will this joke ever get old?

rhetorical question, farley!
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Re: Happy Australia Day?!?

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:19 am

mweir145 wrote:Most of my knowledge of Australia comes from this episode of the Simpsons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiiKwNOIZT4



That is exactly what it is like
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