Aus­tralian hon­our

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS | OPINION -

BY­RON Shire Coun­cil’s mayor has backed down from his coun­cil’s plan not to hold Aus­tralia Day, Jan­uary 26, on the gazetted day that had been set aside as the date in 1788 when Cap­tain Arthur Phillip’s con­vict ships landed at Syd­ney Cove.

Aus­tralia Day is the day when all Aus­tralians, in­clud­ing fam­i­lies, can fly the Aus­tralian flag and cel­e­brate the be­gin­ning of mak­ing our na­tion a demo­cratic and pros­per­ous na­tion, the envy of the world.

There is an­other im­por­tant day of re­mem­ber­ing in less than two weeks on Novem­ber 11. It is the 100th year since the end of World War I, at which 63,000 men died and an­other 60,000 died within 10 years of re­turn­ing from the con­flict.

— War­ren James, Tweed Heads

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