Happy Queensland Day

Celebrating Queensland Day — 6 June – #readilearn

Queensland is my home state and, since we celebrate Queensland Day on 6 June, I thought I’d share a little about my state and its special day.

On 6 June 1859, Queensland separated from New South Wales to become an independent colony. It was awarded this status by Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837 until 1901.

Queensland Capital

Brisbane, located in the south-east corner of the state, is the state capital.

Queensland Flag

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37 thoughts on “Celebrating Queensland Day — 6 June – #readilearn

  1. Dr. Andrea Dinardo

    I love how you celebrate the special day Norah! Gracious and compassionate. Sending you a belated celebration from Canada. In this crisis together. No matter the distance. Grateful to have connected via our WordPress blogs. 🇨🇦❤️🇦🇺

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Andrea. I am grateful too. The internet allows us to connect with others we would otherwise never meet. Stay safe and well in Canada. 💖

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  2. Anne Goodwin (Annecdotist)

    Happy Queensland day, Norah, and I did enjoy learning about your state. But – having looked up your purple orchids to see if they in any way resemble those in my garden – answer: not much – I’ve realised you’ve neglected to tell us something that must delight your young students, that its official name is Dendrobium bigibbum. I also liked that the koala’s main activities are eating and sleeping, but sorry to know they’re on the vulnerable list.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you, Anne. There is much that I omitted. Perhaps that’s a book for another time, another writer. But I think you’re right about the name of the orchid. It would no doubt delight children. Pity I read over it, as I do many scientific names.

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      1. Norah Post author

        There is recognition through awards for Queenslanders who have contributed in some meaningful ways to our communities. This year we are urged to thank those who have helped us through this current crisis.

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    1. Norah Post author

      It’s a day for marking the achievements of Queenslanders and the contributions they make to our communities. This year we are encouraged to thank those, such as healthcare workers, who have helped us through the pandemic.

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