Facts about Australia Day for kids


Australia Day is regarded as the national day of Australia commending the appearance of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. It is a day to commend every one of the things that individuals love about the nation of Australia.

Since Australia Day happens in the late spring “down under”, many individuals commemorate the day with open-air events. There are a lot of enormous public events to go to, for example, live events, sports rivalries, firecrackers shows, and local area grants functions. Many individuals go to these occasions or have a get-together of their loved ones where they might have a grill or cookout to praise the day. Many individuals fly the Australian National Flag on this day.

They may likewise fly the Aboriginal Flag or the Torres Strait Islander Flag. The single biggest event held this day is the City of Perth Skyworks. Around a large portion of 1,000,000 individuals go to this yearly firecrackers show over the Swan River in Perth. Giant firecrackers show where firecrackers have been sent off from spans, moving boats, and even high scrapers.

The History of Australia Day

The First Fleet under Captain Arthur Phillip showed up at Sydney Cove in Australia on January 26, 1788, and asserted the land for Great Britain. The First Fleet consisted of most detainees who set up a corrective settlement in Australia. The 26th was praised almost immediately as the commemoration of the arrival date of the First Fleet. For the initial 100 years, the day was commended for the most part by individuals in New South Wales.

Different states had the foundation days that they celebrated. In 1888, 100 years after the First Fleet was handled, all provinces capitals, yet Adelaide commended the day as Anniversary Day. By 1935 every one of the states praised the 26th as Anniversary Day. In 1946 the day was renamed Australia Day.

Some facts about Australia day for kids

  • It is assessed that over a portion of Australia’s 21 million residents are interested in praising this day. Over 2.5 million individuals went to the festival in Sydney during the 1988 Bicentennial Celebration (200 years),
  • Boat races, for example, the ship race and the tall boat race, are held in Sydney Harbor on this day. Citizenship ceremonies are a major piece of the day. In 2011 around 13,000 individuals became residents on that day. 
  • There has been disapproval of the day by the Indigenous Peoples of Australia. Likewise, there are various elective dates that certain individuals might want to use for the national day. 
  • Of the 1000 individuals who showed up on the First Fleet, around 700 were detainees. 
  • Beginning around 1960, the Australian of the Year was granted on this day. Past winners incorporate entertainer Geoffrey Rush, cricket player Steve Waugh, and painter Arthur Boyd.
  • Activities on Australia day incorporate picnics, seaside gatherings, grills, light shows, live events, brandishing rivalries, award ceremonies, and family social gatherings.(Australia day)
  • It is summer in January in Australia, so the climate is ideal for open-air festivities.
  • The name for the Australian marsupial Kangaroo came about when a portion of the prominent white pioneers saw this peculiar creature jumping along. They asked the Aborigines what it was called. They answered with ‘Kanguru’, which signified ‘I don’t have any idea’ in the local language.
  • Australia has the longest fence on the planet. It is known as the ‘dingo fence’ and is about two times the length of the Great Wall of China.
  • Commencing the 30th anniversary of the First Fleet’s appearance, the Governor of Australia facilitated a 30-weapon salute and ball at Government House. This started turning into a working holiday for bank representatives and other people who worked for different associations.