Happy Australia Day 2021 from all of us here at Troll Tours

Happy Australia Day 2021 from all of us here at Troll Tours. We are a proudly Australian owned and operated company. Troll Tours gives the best Harley and trike tours, if we do say so ourselves. Sydney and the greater Sydney area, such as the Blue Mountains and The Royal National Park (southern Sydney). Did you know the Royal National Park is the second oldest national park in the world? We do hope you enjoy our Australia Day Celebrations, whether you are here in Sydney, somewhere in Australia or overseas and looking on.

Australia Day history

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Observed annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in New South Wales. It marks the raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip. The date of 26 January 1788 marked the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia (then known as New Holland). Although it was not known as Australia Day until over a century later, records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808. With the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818. On New Year’s Day 1901, the British colonies of Australia formed a federation. This marked the birth of modern Australia. A national day of unity and celebration was looked for. It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and territories adopted use of the term “Australia Day” to mark the date. It was not until 1994 that the date was consistently marked by a public holiday on that day by all states and territories. Thanks to Wikipedia for this paragraph of the history.

present-day Australia

In present-day Australia, celebrations aim to reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation. It is marked by community and family events and reflections on Australian history. There are official community awards and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new members of the Australian community.

So, happy Australia Day 2021 from all of us here at Troll Tours. https://trolltours.com.au/