OZ Day

My roomate glanced at the calendar and wished me a happy Australia day. And I went over to wiki-P and read about the fact that yes indeed it is Australia day and why. Since many of you don’t live or hear much from that part of the world, here it is in a nutshell:

Australia Day is Australia’s official national day, January 26. It commemorates the landing of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove on that day in 1788.

And so because its late and I’m on the phone with Madge, I present you with good solid Australian sources that I injest fairly often:

Background Briefing and All in the Mind, two excellent podcasts from ABC radio national. And since Im talking OZ podcasts, I’ve added Nimbin radio of Northern NSW to my blogroll.

And two Australian bloggers that I wanted to mention: Chosha and Jim in Sweden.

So Happy Australia Day… where the flag burning is recognized as an expression of political dissent instead of some wacky crime.