Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Australia Day

Congratulations to those of you who did the Australian Citizenship course during the holidays. You should find this quiz very easy.

On the 26th of January Australians celebrate Australia Day. Visit the australiaday government's website and answer the following questions:

  1. What do Australians celebrate on this day?
  2. What happened on January 26, 1788?
  3. What's great about Australia? Name four things.
  4. Name two ways in which we can acknowledge Australian Indigenous people.
  5. What are 2 of the most important symbols of Australia?
  6. When and where was the Celebrate! Australia Day Live concert?
  7. Can you find the second part of the NATIONAL ANTHEM?

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history’s page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

You can also try this quiz on Australia. The answers are at the bottom of each page.

If you feel like a bit of a challenge, do this interesting webquest, What does it mean to be Australian?


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