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