Invasion Day Brisbane
Invasion day also known as survival day or Australia day. These photographs document important moments in the history of Australia.
“January 26 1788 is the day Sir Arthur Phillip raised the British flag at Warrane (Sydney Cove) to claim the land as a British Colony. This day marks the beginning of a long and brutal colonisation of people and land.”commonground.org.au
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Introduction to Invasion Day
Invasion Day is a term used in Australia to refer to January 26, the date on which the First Fleet of British ships arrived at Port Jackson in 1788, and the raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. This event is considered by many Indigenous Australians as the beginning of colonization and the oppression of their culture and people. Some Indigenous Australians and other Australians mark this day as a day of mourning and protest, rather than as a national holiday.
10 Points to remember on Invasion Day.
- Invasion Day is a term used in Australia to refer to January 26, the date on which the First Fleet of British ships arrived at Port Jackson in 1788.
- The raising of the British flag at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip marks the beginning of British colonization in Australia.
- This event is considered by many Indigenous Australians as the beginning of the oppression of their culture and people.
- Indigenous Australians were dispossessed of their land, subjected to violence and forced to assimilate into Western culture.
- Many Indigenous Australians and other Australians mark this day as a day of mourning and protest, rather than as a national holiday.
- The term “Invasion Day” reflects the view that the arrival of the British was an invasion of Indigenous lands and an act of colonization.
- January 26 is officially celebrated as Australia Day, a national holiday that marks the beginning of British settlement in the country.
- The date of January 26 has been a point of controversy and has been the subject of ongoing debate and calls for change.
- Some Indigenous Australians and their supporters want the date to be changed to one that is more inclusive and respects the history and rights of Indigenous people.
- There are also calls for the holiday to be officially renamed to “Survival Day” or “First Nations Day” to reflect the ongoing survival of Indigenous culture and the contributions of Indigenous Australians to the country.
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Through my work, I have had the opportunity to document a variety of political events, from protests to rallies to election campaigns. I have seen firsthand how powerful imagery can capture the emotion and intensity of a moment, and how it can inspire people to take action.
Political photography can serve as a crucial tool for activists and advocacy groups who are fighting for social justice and human rights. It can help to amplify their voices and draw attention to their cause, by capturing compelling images that convey their message to a wider audience. I hope these images can be shared through social media and news outlets, reaching people all over the world and encouraging them to get involved.
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