People to people contacts between our parliaments, government officials, private sectors, academics and communities are extensive and wide-ranging. We are both large countries with geographically dispersed population centres and many small and remote communities.
Many of Australia’s colonial governors had prior postings in Canada which influenced the administration of their Australian roles – the governors included Hunter, King, Bligh, Macquarie, Brisbane, Gipps, Fitzroy, Denison, Franklin and Musgrave.
The 2016 Census recorded 43,053 Canada-born people in Australia. New South Wales had the largest number with 13,290, followed by Queensland (10,805), Victoria (8,967) and Western Australia (5,431).
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Canadian descent and keen to represent Canada, please join the Team Canada Facebook group.