For many people the 26th of January is a day of celebration, while for others, it is a day of sorrow or mourning. We have created a series of lessons designed to assist teachers to create activities that are inclusive and respects the beliefs of their students. The document is created as a Google Doc … Continue reading Thinking the 26th of January
I heard my first Australia Day ad for 2010 on the radio on Christmas Day (the australiaday.org mob are at it again!). Just as we start gearing up for the Back to School sales, we’re also going to be bombarded with Australia Day advertising – telling us how to be better Aussies & to be … Continue reading Time to celebrate what’s great?
Michael at Brisbane Invasion Day 2009 march. He asked me “Mum, all the people who celebrate Australia Day, don’t they know about the Aborigines?” Mick Dodson, Australian of the Year 2009 in his acceptance speech told how he believed that 26th of January should not be Australia Day. Linda Burney, in an interview with … Continue reading An Aboriginal perspective on Australia Day
In our house, the 26th of January is Invasion Day. We do not celebrate or recognise Australia Day. We live in Brisbane, so each year we march. We march to remember those who have marched before us and made our world a better place. We march to remember those who were not able to march. … Continue reading 26/01: What will you teach on "Australia Day"