Australia Day 2021 – Pennant Down Under

A quick history lesson on Australia, combined with some “fun facts” I thought you might like!

Australia. The massive empty continent at the bottom of the world with just 26 million inhabitants. Founded by the British, colonized by convicts and a powerhouse of smart technology and global mining resources. This is the home of Pennant Australasia.

17 of the world’s most poisonous snakes can be found in Australia.

Each year on the 26th of January we celebrate our safe, prosperous and exclusive “Aussie Lifestyle” and reflect on our past. Our country has experienced world wars, fires, floods and economic depressions over its 233 young colonial years.

The Kangaroo and Emu were chosen to be the two animals on the Australian Coat of Arms because they can’t walk backwards, reflecting a forward-thinking culture. 

Long before the arrival of the British, the first nation’s people of Australia were the trustees of the land. As the traditional owners of the land, Aboriginals have lived on the continent for over 50,000 years.

The Box Jellyfish is found in the waters of the Australian Great Barrier Reef. It is responsible for more deaths than snakes, sharks and saltwater crocodiles combined.

Today we will throw a prawn (not a shrimp) on the BBQ aka “the Barbie” outside at the beach or the park, lunching with friends and fighting the flies and mozzies (mosquitoes) for our snags (sausages).

The highest jump recorded by a kangaroo is a whopping 9 metres (30 feet) in a single leap!

After a very ordinary 2020, the Wagga, Melbourne, Brisbane and Nowra teams are ready to power into 2021 as the world begins to unlock and we learn to live in the new normal.

Koalas sleep for about 20 hours per day. After prawns, potato salad, cold chicken and snags, we the Pennant Australasia Team will be doing the same!

Michael Halter

R4i Product Manager
IPS Division
Pennant Australasia


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