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UK sorry colonialism of Australia

Discussions how Australia should recognise past misdeeds continue without the UK but the UK should not hide from our past failures. By accepting our fathers, we accept their feats we celebrate and their failures to apologise for. We should be sorry. Continue reading

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I’m an alien, a British one in Australia

Australia may have taken much from other parts of the world, but it is its own, and I’m still not sure I know her yet. Continue reading

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Uluru: an Aboriginal cathedral

On top of Uluru, you may feel tall as you survey miles around, forgetting that the most memorable landscape is that which you can no longer see. In Kata Tjuta, you feel small and dwarfed by the landscape which is all around you. Despite the cities, Australia is still a country where man is a dot on the surface. Continue reading

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Kakadu: uniquely Australian

The jabiru bird had a wingspan of about 2.5 metres and was coming in to land, but it did so in a way that I had never really seen before. Rather than landing in a straight line like a plane … Continue reading

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Adam Goodes and a divided country

Adam Goodes is an Australian Football player who has won the Brownlow medal twice, a medal given to the “fairest and best”, and was Australian of the Year in 2014. These are hallmarks of a hero but he is a … Continue reading

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Where did all the black Aboriginal people go?

I didn’t want to say anything but they all seemed to be white. This was my third one and the third time that the Aboriginal man giving the ‘Welcome to Country’ was white. I thought that Aboriginal people were meant … Continue reading

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