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Australia Day 2016

Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.

Australia Day 2016
Meisha Beaton poses at Evendale January 26, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
Planes fly over the Harbour Bridge on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
Sydney's beloved ferries go head-to-head, racing from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back to the finishing post under Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
Indigenous artists perform the WugulOra morning ceremony at Barangaroo Reserve on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
Young Indigenous artists perform the WugulOra morning ceremony at Barangaroo Reserve on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
Indigenous artists perform the WugulOra morning ceremony at Barangaroo Reserve on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia Day 2016
People dressed in Australiana attire celebrate Australia Day on January 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)