HOW I wish I had been born to enjoy the Bicentenary and the celebration of 200 years since the First Fleet arrived in Australia.
Colonial dress inspired parties – check.
Giveaway prizes that were actually decent – check.
Pomp and ceremony – check and check.
There was the First Fleet re-enactment; the historic mail run trek from Maytown to Cooktown; the Bicentennial Air Race; and cyclists took to the road from Winton to Townsville via Rockhampton.
While there were a myriad of events throughout the year, it wasn’t always joyous with Indigenous Australians protesting against white Australian celebrations.
Check out the August 8 edition of the North Queensland Register to read about the Bicentenary.
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