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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Whatever you call it, Australia Day is our most divisive day

Whatever you call it, Australia Day is our most divisive day
- Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day. Whatever you call it, January 26 is either seen as a day for non-indigenous Australians to celebrate the founding of Australia or for Aboriginal people to mourn dispossession and slaughter. Australia is probably the only western nation in the world that continues to celebrate its foundation on a day which marks the beginning of an invasion by colonists who attempted to eradicate a country’s true inhabitants.