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To commemorate Australia Day, members of the Australian Army will attend Australia Day in the City, where they will fire a traditional 21 Gun Salute.

The tradition of the gun salute originated in the early 14th Century, firstly, as ceremonial method of creating noise to honour a guest and, secondly, for the practical purpose of confirming the guns were empty. Salutes were considered a gesture of friendship and trust, and are always fired with an odd number of rounds as this was considered lucky.