By Anton Lang ~
January the 26th is set aside every year here in Australia as the day we celebrate the founding of Australia. This was the day when Captain Arthur Phillip first claimed this vast Continent in the Southern Hemisphere as an English Colony on the 26th January 1788.
Years earlier, Captain James Cook had discovered the Eastern Coast of this Continent on his voyage of discovery and exploration in 1770.
This vast continent was already populated with indigenous people, but when Captain Phillip claimed the land, this was the first time a foreign Nation had come here to settle this vast Continent.
I have Posted a series on the discovery and settlement and the early days of Australian settlement, and the links to each of those five separate Posts are at the bottom of this Post.
The Australian Coat Of Arms
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