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PAUL DALEY. Why Australia Day and Anzac Day helped create a national ‘cult of forgetfulness’.

Australia Day and Anzac Day are months away. But I’m getting in early. It’s beyond time Australia cast off these sturdy cultural crutches that both, somehow, define national birth, so we can discover who and what we truly are. Australia … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Australia Day doing well, but could do better.

The following repost is from Australia Day 2014. I wonder what indigenous people thought when they saw Captain Phillip with his ships come uninvited and sail up Sydney Harbour in January 1788. There does not seem any doubt that despite … Continue reading

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