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18 January
1788 - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.

1977 - Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.

1849 - Edmund Barton is born, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)

1944 - Paul Keating is born, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia.
Australian slang
  • quid, not the full low IQ
  • grundies underwear, undies
  • thingo something unspecified, forgotten or not known
  • postie postman
  • incog incognito
  • shankys's pony to walk
  • X-rated pornographic
  • oldies parents
  • offsider assistant
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If you are serious about exploring Sydney, I recommend you to buy a Sydway Street Directory. Is well made and it will also make a nice souvenir.