No matter what you call it – Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day – there’s no doubt that 26 January is a day of deep-rooted tension.
For some, 26 January is a day to celebrate the founding of the country we now call Australia. For others it's an excuse for a barbie and a day off. But for many Australians – especially Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders – 26 January is a day of mourning, marking the European invasion of Australia and a subsequent history of dispossession, oppression and intergenerational trauma.
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