The colonisation of Australia was devastating to the original Australians who faced systematic genocide and the destruction of their society. They fought back but faced overwhelming odds. The result was an astonishing number of massacres that continued until 1934. These are the frontier wars. This is part of our hidden history that political leaders have not been prepared to acknowledge. But the evidence is seeping to the surface. Reconciliation and moving towards the future together requires the truth and resolution of the legacy that is holding progress back. The following video from The Project is revealing.
We ask if January 26th really is the best day for all of us to celebrate Australia Day. | Written by Hamish Macdonald (@hamishNews) and Tom Whitty (@twhittyer) A warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers: this story may contain images or voices of deceased persons.
Posted by The Project on Thursday, January 25, 2018