Invasion Day, A day of mourning an "anniversary of the Whitman's seizure of our country" is what Australia Day means to the original people of our land. The 26th of January 1788 was not the time when The first Fleet entered Australia, it was when they invaded Australia. It is the day when we celebrate the time when Europeans took and destroyed the Aboriginals land, culture and traditions. Celebrating Australia Day on the 26th is nothing but a celebration. Adam Thompson who is a Community Education Worker at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre states that Australis Day is "... a day of mourning because it does symbolise the invasion of our land" While most non- indigenous Australians are 'celebrating' Australia Day with a day off work, going to the beach, having a barbeque. The Aboriginal people are protesting about the day the Europeans took away their freedom.Since most people are see Australia as only having a day off, lets change the date for the people who do care.
'British Invasion Day' are just words. You call it invasion day but without the first fleet you wouldn't be here with your family, feeing safe, getting a good education. Aboriginal's didn't get kicked out of their country they are still living here, they get looked after and the government look out for them and their wellbeing as well. We celebrate Australia day to celebrate our country and appreciate what we have in our lives.