Isha: It's definitely part of cultural consciousness in Australia as well — especially in regards to January 26, which has long been known as Australia Day, but has also been called Survival Day or Invasion Day. This references the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet and the beginning of Britain's colonisation of Australia.
While January 26 used to be viewed as a day of celebration, more and more Australians are learning about the oppression, racism and injustices that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have faced — and continue to struggle with — as a result of colonisation. This has led to Change The Date protests, as well as a call to acknowledge January 26 as a day of mourning.
There's a lot more to talk about, but to keep this short, I would say that attitudes towards this topic are changing every day. The Black Lives Matter movement gave Australians the kick they needed to start educating themselves.
Sam: This is really interesting — thanks for sharing. I'm glad that this is finally being called out. Britain has a lot to answer for! We like to joke about sending our convicts over to Australia and I think many people have no idea about what actually happened. I'm definitely guilty of that myself. I'm not sure if they're teaching kids about British colonisation in UK schools nowadays, but they certainly should be!