January 2018 archive

Australia Day: Lidia Thorpe recounts what January 26th means for her family – 25th January 2018

For Lidia Thorpe, like many Aboriginal people, January 26 represents a day of invasion and mourning. One that she, her family and the community has been protesting for many years. Lidia is a Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman, from Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne’s north. She is the State MP for Northcote in Victoria, and last year she became …

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Australia Day: the 26th of January 1838 marked an act of genocide against NSW Aborigines by mounted police – 25th January 2018

On the eve of Australia Day 2018 a disturbing article has been posted recording an historical massacre of indigenous people initiated by orders issued by the then Acting Governor of NSW. According to a Guardian article  of today January 26 1838 was the very first public holiday ever marked in Australia. But the article claims …

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