- Sep 29, 2006
- AFL Club
Kaurna here, always will be.
Yes you do and there are major differences.
thats because you are confusing dates.
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The lack of of understanding around this issue is deliberatethats because you are confusing dates.
July 4 is tied to the date of the american colonies declaring their independence. its more akin to our January 1.
what our january 26 is like is December 18, the date the mayflower landed. this is not a public holiday, even in Massachusetts.
Columbus Day is a public holiday in some states, but its being wound back. Firstly Columbus never stepped foot on US territory, so relevance is questionable. Secondly, the holiday was mostly popular with the italian immigrants, and their sway to maintain the status of the day is falling. even in the USA, Columbus is a pretty questionable figure (unlike cook (who wasnt perfect, but a decent enough person) Columbus was a grub, a shitty explorer, and treated the people of the new world like complete sh*t)
In NZ they made an agreement, the Treaty of Waitangi, so celebrate that day. Not the first landings or colonisation.
We were part of the British empire & still British subjects then, so the mentality was different than now. Certainly wasn't a 'Colonial' stoush anyway.How do you feel about commemorating a hiding on the other side of the world by a bunch of Turks in a stupid colonial war that didn't even threaten us.
Australia day should be a celebration of the nation as it is, not as it was, IMO. Its the Conservative who pine for the good 'ol white days.I think it’s a crock. Australia Day and Anzac Day both mean zero to me.