Australian Celebrations

Australian Holidays and celebrations

Australian Holidays and celebrations


When is Australia Day? Year Day Date 2017 Thursday January 26th 2016 Tuesday 2015 Monday 2014 January 27th 2013 January 28th Australia Day a public holiday on 26 January and is Australia s national day. It marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales on that date in 1788, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain by Captain Arthur…


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Names of Aboriginal tribes

Names of Aboriginal tribes


Kinship is at the heart of Indigenous society. A person’s position in the kinship system establishes their relationship to others and to the universe, prescribing their responsibilities towards other people, the land and natural resources. Traditional kinship structures remain important in many Aboriginal communities today.¹ There are over 500 Aboriginal nations across Australia…


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Australian celebrations

Australian celebrations


Now in our eleventh year, it is with pleasure that we now commence the Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) training for the 2016 year. Classroom Guarantee - All classes that are advertised on our national timetable are guaranteed to proceed. We are delighted this year to bring the BDM team members into local communities across the states of Victoria, NSW and Queensland…


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Australia Background

Australia Background


Australia became a country in 1901 as a federation of former British colonies inhabiting the continent of Australia. At Federation, six states emerged out of the six colonies, and they retained the establishment of policy and funding for education. Progressively, the states voluntarily surrendered some of their powers so that by the end of the twentieth century, the federal…


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Australian Holidays and traditions

Australian Holidays and traditions


During this post. Australia is a country that loves a good long weekend, but isn’t particularly traditional when it comes to food during its holidays. In fact, for the most part, you could summarize the Aussie view of holidays as add alcohol and you’re getting pretty close to the mark. What can I say? We’re a country that likes a good beer and a yarn. That being said, we do…


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Australian Aboriginal celebrations

Australian Aboriginal celebrations


1871 Missionaries of the London Missionary Society arrive in the Torres Strait at Erub Island, introducing Christianity to the region. The Coming of the Light festival marks this important day for Torres Strait Islanders, who are mainly of Christian faith. They celebrate the day with cultural and religious activities. 1971 Evonne Goolangong Cawley wins Wimbledon ~5 NAIDOC Week…


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Lifestyle in Australia

Lifestyle in Australia


The Australia Today report, conducted by IPSOS, assesses the lifestyle, financial security and retirement plans of 2 Australians. Maintaining a decent home and car in a metro suburb, enjoying regular eating out and entertainment, plus an annual overseas holiday is seen as the new ‘average’ lifestyle. We’re also placing far more value on standard of living than our parents ever…


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About - Australian

About - Australian


Australian Outlook is the AIIA’s national online showcase for high-quality analysis and comment on international affairs. The aim is to provide an Australian outlook on world events. It provides vibrant, up-to-date content on a regular basis. Australian Outlook is made up of five sections: Analysis, The Burning Question, Issues Brief, Fresh Perspectives, Interviews and Reading…


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Australian Festivals and celebrations

Australian Festivals and celebrations


As festivals and celebrations are common topics in the IELTS Test, it s a good idea prepare to talk about a major festival in your country or the way weddings and birthdays are celebrated. In the video, study notes and activities for this episode we ll discuss what to say when you talk about festivals and celebrations. Transcript Hello, and welcome to Study English, IELTS preparation…


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Australian traditions and celebrations

Australian traditions and celebrations


New Year is considered as a time of optimism by one and all, and Australia is no different. The whole of Australia engage itself in enthusiastic celebrations of New Year, with customs and traditions holding the core of it. They follow the rule of Georgian calendar, and thus consider January 1 as the date and celebration of New Year. New Year celebrations are traditionally made…


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