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Why is it called “Australia” Day? The 26th of January 1788, is the foundation date of New South Wales, not Australia.

Included below are some pictures of one of my most favourite public sculptures in Sydney (apart from the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park); The Governor Philip Fountain in the south-west corner of the Royal Botanic Garden, Woolloomooloo (in effect, at the top of Bridge and Macquarie Sts in the CBD opposite the State Library). In it you can see the Governor, representative of the Empire, surmounting the Virtues, accompanied by the classical Gods, and of course, underneath it all, the Dispossessed Natives as the Noble Savages.

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