What’s Australia Day like for an Aboriginal community?

28 Jan


What’s Australia Day like for an Aboriginal community?

Aboriginal people lived on the land now known as Lake Tyers, also known as Bung Yarnda, for at least 50,000 years before the campaign to dispossess and eradicate them began. Here, like many other aboriginal communities, January 26 is nothing to celebrate.LESS

3 Responses to “What’s Australia Day like for an Aboriginal community?”

  1. stuartbramhall January 29, 2017 at 5:40 am #

    In New Zealand, the national holiday is Waitangi Day – which celebrates the signing of the Waitangi Treaty between the Crown and various Maori chiefs. Of course, the Treaty was broken more than it was honored – until a burst of Maori activism in the 1980s led to the formation of the Waitangi Tribunal. This offers Maori tribes the ability to sue to reclaim land that has been illegally taken by the Crown.

    • auntyuta January 29, 2017 at 6:49 am #

      Stuart, I reckon this Waitangi Day is well chosen as a national holiday. I like it! 🙂

  2. rangewriter February 1, 2017 at 2:20 am #

    Much as Columbus Day is nothing for native American people to enjoy, as it heralds the assault of white Europeans with egos larger than their ships.

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