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Calendar event : Australia Day - Anniversary of the declaration of the colony of New South Wales in 1788

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TitleAustralia Day - Anniversary of the declaration of the colony of New South Wales in 1788
RecurrenceThis event depends on a recurrence rule
 Event is repeated20 times,on each 26 of January
Starting on Thursday 26 of January, 2012.
StartFriday 26 of January, 2018
EndSaturday 27 of January, 2018
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This is the day that Australia celebrates the founding of nation. It was on 26 January 1788 that the First Fleet officially raised the flag over the new colony of New South Wales. The 11 ships of the First Fleet carried convicts and soldiers to Australia from England. Also on board was the first free settler to the colony. The members of the First Fleet endured significant hardship in the new colony and were close to starvation before the arrival of the ships of the Second Fleet in 1790.

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