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Australia Day 2008

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Some celebrate, some mourn, but in the end Australia is a wonderful place to
live and there's much to appreciate.
26th Jan 2008, 01:51   | tags:

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JokerXL says:

Yes, very happy Oz-day guys!
Just phoned my folks, they were watching the air display over Perth, fireworks later.

26th Jan 2008, 11:03

Viv says:

enjoy the day

26th Jan 2008, 13:17

Jig along says:

Happy Australia Day JE. Hope the long weekend has been a beauti for you.

27th Jan 2008, 03:10

Jesson says:

Thanks everyone. Happy Oz Day to all. :-)

28th Jan 2008, 03:12

Jig along says:

Its a bit of a sore point for some aboriginals, marking the day of whiteman settlement/invasion, depending on your point of view

28th Jan 2008, 04:36

Jesson says:

JL- Dead right. It doesn't matter if you're in the city or country, close to the Stolen Generation issues or not, there are those who mourn White Invasion and see Austrlaia Day as celebrating the unlawful settlement of land in the custody (NB: not 'owned') of the Aboriginal people.

Australia Day is becoming more a celebration of what's good about the country with respect for those who don't see the day as anything to celebrate. It can make for an interesting emotional tensdion in those who care about others but try to see the best in situations too.

28th Jan 2008, 21:56

JokerXL says:

Good excuse for a party though!
:-)

1st Feb 2008, 09:06

JEsson says:

Have you ever known an Aussie to miss an opportunity for a party? ;-)

1st Feb 2008, 23:28

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