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Australia Day

Miniclips: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations

Students will take a trip back in time as this Miniclip examines the origins of Australia Day and the tensions associated with it. It explores the role of Captain James Cook in Britain's discovery of Australia, and the establishment of the first colony under Captain Arthur Phillip. It also explains why some people don't celebrate the 26th January and introduces various other names for the day including Invasion Day, Day of Mourning, and Survival Day.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 3 min
Series: Miniclips: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations
Printable Resources: Yes

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