The Australian state in the northeastern part of the mainland is honored on June 6 with Queensland Day. The state was named after Queen Victoria. There are unique natural attractions in this remarkable place. The numerous sunny days make it an attractive destination regardless of the season.
Queen Victoria allowed the state to create its own government in the summer of 1859. There were no women deputies in the first Parliament. The death penalty was abolished in 1922 by government decree. Queensland became the first territorial entity of the British Commonwealth to take that step. The holiday mark the establishment of the state’s independence through the autonomy proclamation from the British Crown. It was celebrated for the first time in 1981.
They wanted to name the state in honor of the famous naval captain James Cook, but the Queen insisted her version appear on the map, reference books, and official documents.
- The state is alternatively known as the smart state or the sunshine state.
- Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland. The population is more than 5 million people as of 2020.
- Queensland is known for its intensively developing mining and agriculture, and ranks third in economic development among Australian regions.
- Audax at Fidelis means Bold, but faithful, and is the state motto printed on the coat of arms.
The emblem is a Maltese cross with the crown of St. Edward in the center.
How to take part
Arrange a barbecue and ensure there is enough beer for all the guests.
Take a trip to see Queensland: there are 200 national parks with amazing natural wonders, animals and plants found only in one place.
Once in Australia, take a ride along the Gold Coast by car for an unforgettable adventure that promises fascinating scenic views.
If you stay at home, open a book about British history, and trace the historical path of Australia to freedom and the removal of the shackles of colonial politics.
In Queensland, sand dunes are next to tropical forests, emphasizing the territory’s uniqueness. This is a breathtaking location you need to visit at least once!
When is Queensland Day celebrated in 2024?
Queensland Day is observed on June 6 each year.