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Boxing Day

Boxing Day, December 26th, is a public holiday celebrated in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Canada. The holiday’s roots can be traced to Britain. The exact origin of the holiday isn’t known for sure. There are many theories, but all … Read more

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Public Holidays in Queensland

Dates of public holidays change each year and vary by state. Some dates more than 12 months in advance may not yet be officially approved. While we believe the following to be correct, please check locally for the latest information. … Read more

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Historical Daylight Saving Dates

Daylight Saving Time (DST) had its beginning in Australia during World War I when the Commonwealth used its wartime powers to require all Australian states and territories to put it into place. 1917 was officially the first year DST was … Read more

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Australian Celebrated Observances

Dates of Australian special observances vary from those in other countries. Mother’s Day in Australia is observed on the same day as in the USA. The UK observes a different day for Mother’s Day. In Australia Father’s Day is observed … Read more

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Australian School Terms for 2018

Australian Government Schools, Religious Schools & Independent Schools The Australian School Terms for 2018 has been compiled from various Australian government websites. You should be aware that these dates are subject to change without notice by the different government departments. … Read more

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Australian School Terms for 2019

Australian Government Schools, Religious Schools & Independent Schools The Australian School Terms for 2019 has been compiled from various Australian government websites. You should be aware that these dates are subject to change without notice by the different government departments. … Read more

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Australian Time Zones

Australia has 3 time zones: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST) and Western Standard Time (WST). You may also see this listed on the Internet as AEST, ACST and AWST to distinguish it from the time zones in … Read more

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Daylight Saving 1

Australia has had Daylight Saving Time (DST) in various forms since the early 1900s. While the majority of Australians accept it, Daylight Savings has been rejected repeatedly by others. Arguments for and against it often become heated as people are … Read more

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Labour Day

Labour Day (or for you Yanks, Labor Day) is an Australian public holiday originally called Eight Hours Day. It celebrates the achievements of organised labour on behalf of the worker to bring about the 8-hour day in the late 1850s. … Read more

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