Musician Ted Egan calls for public holiday on September 8 to celebrate the day Australia was named

Push to create another public holiday for Australians in SEPTEMBER – as music legend calls for us to celebrate the nation without the controversy of January 26

  • Folk musician Ted Egan has suggested making September 8th Foundation Day
  • The 89-year-old said the day is important as it was the day Australia was named 
  • Australia Day is contentious with Aboriginals labelling it a ‘Day of Mourning’ 
  • Navigator Matthew Flinders’ journals mention Australia for the first time in 1803 
  • Egan wrote a song about Bungaree, who circumnavigated Australia with Flinders

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