Whether you’re celebrating this 26 January by swimming at the beach, firing up the BBQ, or watching fireworks, make sure you’re part of the #AustraliaDay celebrations with our custom #AustraliaDay Twitter emoji.
After getting their first look, Twitter fans weighed in to name the charming creature through a Twitter Poll. In a landslide decision, “Barry” emerged the winner. Welcome to Twitter, Barry the Koala! We’ll be calling you Bazza in no time.
For the third consecutive year, the National Australia Day Council (@OzDay), the National Museum of Australia (@NMA), and @TwitterAU have partnered for the #AustraliaDay Your Way campaign to capture how Aussies around the world celebrate #AustraliaDay 2016.
Tweets using #AustraliaDay will be included in a live, digital exhibition hosted by the National Museum on 26 January, and added to a permanent Twitter Time Capsule. You can see the exhibition online at your.australiaday.org.au.
Whatever you’re doing on Australia Day, snap a photo or shoot a video and Tweet it with #AustraliaDay to generate the emoji and be part of this national story.
Also as part of this year’s #AustraliaDay campaign, this week @TwitterAU launched the emoji at the National Museum of Australia (@NMA) in Canberra with prominent Australians like singer Reece Mastin (@reecemastin), legendary marathoner and Victorian Australia Day Ambassador Steve Moneghetti (@steve_mona), and NSW Australia Day Ambassador and fashion expert Donny Galella (@DonnyGalella).
Here is a selection of Tweets from the day: