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The truth of Australia’s Indigenous history

By Sarah McLenaghan Resistance groups are urging Australians to ditch the barbecue and beach party this Australia Day and consider what the holiday means for Australia’s First Nations people. The Aboriginal campaign group FIRE – Fighting In Resistance Equally – is holding a rally in Sydney’s Hyde Park on January 26 where protestors will meet […]

Sydney’s Forgotten Indigenous History

By Mel Somerville. Indigenous culture is alive and well in Sydney, we’re seeing it thrive and cultural knowledge being shared in places like Centennial Parklands, art galleries and beaches. Centennial Park up until now hasn’t had an Aboriginal focus and most people don’t realise it was used historically as a traditional meeting area for the […]

Evasion day

BY ALEC SMART The annual Australia Day celebration on 26 January each year is again facing challenges to change the date in consideration of our indigenous inhabitants. However, a backlash from unlikely sources has reopened the debate on sovereignty and respect. Imagine an Orwellian society with CCTV cameras in homes, where Australians are afraid to […]