People hold signs and yell slogans as they join Aboriginal protesters in their march on Australia Day in central Brisbane on January 26, 2017. Photo: AAP
Hari Raj
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Hari Raj

The stand Down Under: why debate over Australia Day and Captain Cook divides a nation

  • Australia’s national day falls on the anniversary of the arrival of colonisers who arrived centuries ago, armed with privilege that endures today
  • January 26 remains a day of great pain to the Indigenous community, but conservatives – including the government – are opposed to change

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People hold signs and yell slogans as they join Aboriginal protesters in their march on Australia Day in central Brisbane on January 26, 2017. Photo: AAP
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Archaeologists removing the coffin plate of Royal Navy captain Matthew Flinders, during the excavation and research works at St James's Gardens near Euston train station in London. Photo: AFP

Remains of British explorer Matthew Flinders, hailed for putting Australia on the map, found in London dig

  • Archaeologists sifting through a vast burial ground near a London train station found a coffin plate identifying the last resting place of Royal Navy captain Matthew Flinders
Topic |   Australia

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Archaeologists removing the coffin plate of Royal Navy captain Matthew Flinders, during the excavation and research works at St James's Gardens near Euston train station in London. Photo: AFP
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