Our flag - displaying our history and geographyJanuary 26 is when we celebrate Australia Day. This is the day on which Lieutenant James Cook claimed Australia for England.
Others had discovered Australia centuries earlier, but no one had felt it worth pursuing. They only saw the less hospitable Western coasts or Northern tropical jungles.
Despite some historical differences, Australia is quiet a homogenous culture with a distinct way of life.
We are very proud to be Australian and celebrated today by having a lamb dinner. Yummo.