Jan 26 all-day
January 26, 1788 was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales. In the early 1880s the day was known as ‘First Landing’, ‘Anniversary Day’ or ‘Foundation Day’. In 1946 the Commonwealth and State governments agreed to unify the celebrations on January 26 as ‘Australia Day’. The day became a public ...
Jan 26 all-day
1972Tent Embassy established in front of Parliament House, Canberra
Mar 5 all-day
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission ActThe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission was established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989 and began operations on 5 March 1990.