A bit late but 26th January was Australia Day. Unlike Canada Day/Independence Day this isn't a celebration of when Australia became a country, rather it is to celebrate the arrival of the First Fleet (the British) in Australia in 1788. This causes some controversy as the Indigenous Australians were in Australia long before this time, and some see this as celebrating the invasion of their land by the British. I guess that's understandable.
On a less political note, we celebrated by going to The Local Taphouse in Balaclava, having Australian flags tattooed on our faces and hanging out with a blow up kangaroo. As you do.
|Sad faces as those beers were $13 each!|