Australia Day is on January 26 and dates back to when the First Fleet left England in 1787. It’s like the United States celebration of July 4th.
Robert Hughes wrote the book, The Fatal Shore, a history of British settlement in Australia.
He was born on July 28, 1938 in Australia and died on August 6, 2012 in Manhattan, New York.
I thought that showing pictures of where the First Fleet landed and all that would be boring. I chose to show pictures of the Taronga Zoo animals in Sydney, Australia. I follow the zoo on Twitter and recently they had a tweet with a link to their new Zebra youngster. That’s what gave me the idea to show just a small portion of the zoo.
All of the pictures are from Wikimedia Commons.
The first map is a map of the world by, Cantuckguy along with others. I drew a blue arrow to show the continent of Australia.
The second map shows Australia. I drew the pink circle showing the location of Sydney. I didn’t find a map with larger text. I can’t upload the large version of this map because it won’t upload. This map is by, Thomas Steiner.
This is the main Entrance of Toronga Zoo by, Lory Jane.
This is a view of Sydney Harbor from the Toronga Zoo by, Richard Ling.