Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day

Australia Day 2010

Today was the day in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip, commander of the First Fleet of eleven convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales, arrived at Sydney Cove. The raising of the Union Jack there symbolised British occupation of the eastern half of the continent claimed by Captain James Cook on 22 August in 1770. The purpose of the day is to unite all Australians through celebration. It's a good thing.

42 comments:

Remington said...

Happy Australia Day!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Happy Australia Day to you, Huffle!

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Australia Day to you too.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Are you having some niptinis to celebrate?
Happy day to you and your family!
--JB

Kea said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle. Does this mean ham?

Eric and Flynn said...

Have a relaxing Australia Day with your family Huffle.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Hope you're getting lots of lamb!!!

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Are there going to be fireworks? We think there should be ham!

Cyber-sibes said...

Are woo celebrating with ham? I like that "Union Jack" thing!

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo & maybe moo

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy Australia Day!!!!!!!
We hope you are no longer traumatized over being abandoned!!
Hope your folks are treating you right!!!!!!!!!!!
Purrs Mickey, Georgia Tillie

Keisha said...

Happy Australia Day! :)

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle!!!!

Jasmim said...

We didn't know about this fact
Happy Australia Day!

Grrreta said...

Happy Australia Day!

Samantha said...

Thanks for the history, Huffle! Happy Australia Day! It IS a good thing!
Hugs xo
Ozzie and Sammie

Catline Crew said...

Happy Australia Day!

The OP Pack said...

We hope you are celebrating with your Mum and Dad - Happy Australia Day!

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Cats in trees said...

Being Dutch we still can't figure out how Abel Tasman was able to sail around Australia and not discover it. But happy Australia day none the less.

The Army of Four said...

Happy Australia Day to my bestest friend!!!
Will you celebrate with HAM?!?!?
Play bows,
Zim

The Island Cats said...

Happy Australia Day to you!!

Lorenza said...

I hope you had a pawesome Australia Day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Twinkietinydog said...

Well, before the day is out: Happy Australia Day to everyone, especially Huffle.
Twink!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Australia Day!

Parsley fur all!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Stella said...

Isn't that the Southern Cross you are standing in front of? Huffle, is it true you were named Australian Cat of the Year? I hope it isn't just a rumor. Happy Australia Day!

Kisses,
Stella

Wild Dingo said...

How Patriotic Huffle!
wags-n-wiggles,
wild dingo

Happy Australia Day!

Elyse K said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle!

meemsnyc said...

Happy Australia Day to you!

Suka said...

hey Huffle Mawson,

Happy Australia Day! And thanks for the history lesson. So, your ancestor is a convict cat? What did your ancestor convict cat do? Terrorize the rats in London or harass the mice in Westminster?

Enjoy the holiday with yummy ham and parsley!

Suka

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Happy Australia Day! Do you have fireworks to celebrate?

Kat

Pablo said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle. Did you go to the tennis or the Big Day Out?

Forever Foster said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle:) Did you get to the beach?

katztales said...

Every flag should have a cat on it!

Happy Australia Day, Huffle.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

You look wonderful with the flag as a background! Happy Australia Day, Huffle and family!

Poppy Q said...

Happy beer drinking, thong wearing (jandals I mean), sausage BBQ, fireworks, big Aussie bash day to you all. We hope you get to relax and enjoy all the cricket.

cheers!!!

Julie and Poppy Q

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Australia Day!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Diamond said...

Happy Australia day to you Huffle and to me too. I slept most of the day.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Happy Australia Day, Huffle!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy Australia Day Huffle! Rock on!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We hope you had a great Australia Day Huffle!!

minekatter said...

Happy Australia Day! Looks like fun!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Huffle,
We hope that you had a very happy Australia Day. Dad says that the RAAF (F/A-18) guys at his work took the day off. When did WA get settled, or is it settle yet?
- TBH&K

Batu said...

You belong on our Flag Huffle!!