So, it seems fucking preposterous to me that we celebrate Australia day on the day where the “first” white fleet invaded the native land where indigenous people had been living peacefully on and as proud custodians of for over 60000 years. On January 26th, 1788 our forefathers came here and started one of the worst genocides the world has ever seen. This and other atrocities to the Aboriginal people continued from this date to hundreds of years later and even to this day. There is nothing to celebrate about what happened on that day. Don’t get me wrong, I love Australia. I love the laid-back Australian way of life, the Australian mateship and our beautiful land and beaches. And let’s be honest nothing makes me happier than beer, sausage sizzles and days where I don’t have to go into work. But recognising Australia history for what it is, there are so many better days in the year to celebrate our pride. I’ve listed my best picks below.
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