Monday, January 26, 2009

Australia Day

The tradition of "Australia Day" began in the late 1700s when 11 convict ships from Great Britain and the first governor of New South Wales arrived on January 26, 1788 in what would later be called Australia. It was called First Landing Day or Foundation Day and is still celebrated today all over the continent. Join the party and try one of these award winning Australian authors:

Hydrogen Steel by K. A. Bedford

The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

The God of Spring by Arabella Edge

Heaven's Net is Wide... by Lian Hearn

Orpheus Lost by Janette Turner Hospital

Carry Me Down by M. J. Hyland

Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan

The Complete Stories by David Malouf

Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

The White Earth by Andrew McGahan

The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

The Hanging Mountains by Sean Williams

For more information: Australia Day.

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