Try as I might to entice Australian readers to this blog, statistically they are currently holding steady in eighth place, down from sixth place in 2009; although intellectually I can understand that most of my traffic would come from the the US, Canada, and the UK there are still more readers here from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Brazil than Australia, which my Commonwealth heart finds irksome.
May I suggest this Australia Day that in the interests of national pride any Australians who happen upon this blog post tell all their friends about it and encourage them to visit here often; when they do, they shouldn't hesitate to leave comments suggesting what topics of interest I might include so as to keep them coming back. Strictly in the interests of Australian nationalism, mind you, and not selfishly motivated to give me more traffic...
Celebrating the arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in Sydney Harbour in 1788, Australians today mark the occasion of Australia Day with barbecues, drunkenness, and gunpowder... So pretty much the same as every other day. Unique features of the day include the investment of new members into the Order of Australia as well as the Australian of the Year awards, and a televised address from the Prime Minister.
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