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Do you think we should change the date to celebrate 'Australia Day'

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Yep, a day that isn't the anniversary of a massacre would be a good start (Waterloo Creek, 1838 - up to 500 men, women and children).
I don't understand why people get so defensive of the date we celebrate - it was only called Australia Day from 1946 and was only celebrated as a public holiday Australia wide since 1994. We celebrate the Queen's birthday on a day that's not actually her birthday, so clearly we are flexible!
We should celebrate on a day everyone can come together - maybe pick one that's not usually so hot would be great too!

 I agree. Great response. You have made a good point. Why are people so defensive of the date?? Change it for those who feel strongly about it.
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 Absolutely. Add to that the fact that they arrived jan 24th but didn’t get off the boats till the 26th and it seems even more stupid
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Wouldn’t mind if we did. Aboriginal people are very tied to ansestry and it is pretty terrible celebrating on a day that they were massacred and so much was taken from them. And literally celebrating what was taken.

We’ve got a lot to answer for how we’ve let our original amazing history be openly told and a big chunk not told at all.
There’s been a big change which is great but you go to nz and Maori culture hasn’t been erased or forgotten it’s been woven through the new society.

No because they'll never be happy no matter what you do

 Reminds of some people on this site
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 I agree with this. They will never be happy with anything we do, it’s always white people who are at fault.
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 This is soo true and if they change the date they want something eles done.
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 Else not eles
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 Agree with this too
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 Remember when we had to say sorry and that was going fix everything?
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Give them an inch, they want a mile. Enough already.

 Sounds like any one of us
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 Very ignorant response.
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 My response above was to the first reply not second one.
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 Guess what? No one cares what reply you wrote
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 ^I care 💕
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There's always a new reason to whinge

 ^ Do you get the irony of your comment 😂😂
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