Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Real Australia Day

The forgotten day in Australian history is 9 May 1901, the first sitting day of our Commonwealth Government.

The independent colonies became states and put aside differences to send elected representatives to the new parliament.

9 May is the real Australia Day if we want to recognise our unity, our history and our culture, as well as the actions of the many heroes whose efforts lead to creation of the Commonwealth.

Australia's status as a nation was reached on 9 May when the first Commonwealth parliament sat. That should be our national day.