Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Australia Day!

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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to my daughter and her family in Sydney and to all the Australian blogger friends!

I love the red unmanned lightship, a floating lighthouse, built in 1917.
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Behind it is the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Near the museum is the Welcome Wall, with names of many of the immigrants who came to these shores.

Please enlarge the photos and read the moving words.
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I too was an immigrant and I savor the memory of stepping down from the ship and setting foot on Israeli soil for the first time, that bright morning of March 18, 1968.

America, Israel, Australia--all lands that welcomed newcomers. All built on diversity.
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12 comments:

crystal said...

I've never been to Australia but it seems like such an interesting place. You've inspired me to post something about it too :)

Fran said...

I have always wanted to visit Australia... One day, one day!

Anonymous said...

thank you from australia. shalom

Theanne said...

Lovely post Dina...3 unique countries all built of diversity!

Kay said...

Happy Australia Day to Naomi and her family! I hope they had a fun celebration.

JM said...

The lightship is so cool!

VP said...

Happy Australia Day! I agree about legal newcomers, but not when diversity is pushed down your throat.

Louis la Vache said...

Yes! We must remember our Aussie friends! Good on you, Dina for doing this!
;-D

Pasadena Adjacent said...

At our best, were welcoming, but I'm not sure thats always the case - and the first people might back me up on that

Dina said...

Pasadena Adjacent, yes, I debated whether to write that the 3 countries "welcome" or "welcomed" immigrants. The past tense won out.

Kay said...

I do have to add the comment though that Australia was not always welcoming of ALL immigrants... were they? Neither was the U.S. actually.

Spiderdama said...

A happy post and great pictures!:-) Would love to have that blue sky or go there some day.