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January 26th was an assault on a strong, phenomenal culture — and that is why you shouldn’t…


January 26th was an assault on a strong, phenomenal culture — and that is why you shouldn’t…: You would be one of those on Twitter last week messaging me rubbish like ‘What have the Aboriginals invented? A throwing stick? Or “Civilisation would have never progressed in this country”.

You would be one of those people who believes that Aboriginal people should be thankful and rather than whinge about ‘Australia Day’, instead start assimilating into society, and maybe bring along with you a side of lamb chops to throw on the barbie, mate.

But if you are one of those people, you really are regurgitating 18th century propaganda and after 200 years, I thought you might have advanced, just a little.

As you celebrate ‘Australia Day’ this year, maybe start to think not just of the massacres on the frontier, but also the strength of Aboriginal civilization, and how it has survived despite the repeated attempts to extinguish it.

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