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Indigenous Australians

The date of 26 January is part of history for all Australians. It marks the survival of our Indigenous people, convict heritage, and the enriching of contemporary Australian culture by the millions of people who have since called Australia home. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations had change forced upon them with the coming of European laws, values and social constructs. Many see this day as a time to discuss issues affecting our national identity – it can be valuable for people to engage with Australia Day and add meaning in their own way.