Invasion Day 2019: rallies and actions

We recognise 26 January as a day of protest against invasion and the violent legacies of colonialism. Overland staff will be attending Invasion and Survival Day actions across the country. We encourage our readers to do the same. #sovereigntyneverceded #abolishaustraliaday

Details for some of the actions happening tomorrow, Saturday 26 January:


10.30 am, Parliament House steps



11 am, Hyde Park South, corner of Liverpool and Elizabeth streets



Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra

9 am–9 pm, Garema Place, city



Meanjin (Brisbane)

10 am, Emma Miller Place, Roma Street



Perth, Forrest Chase

12 pm, Murray Street Mall



Tandanya Survival Day (Adelaide)

11 am, Semaphore Beach




11 am, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre



Tulaminakali (Devonport)

11.30 am, Road House Park, Victoria Parade




11.30 am, Civic Park, city





Further reading / listening

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR), Abolishing ‘Australia Day’ and DRMNGNOW (3CR mp3)

IndigenousX (independent Indigenous media)

26 January, or thereabouts’ (essay in summer Overland)



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  1. Thank you for all of the information in the editorial and in this publication. These articles will make it easier to have discussions with those who either do not know what the arguments against Australia Day are (especially the significance of the date) and will assist in persuading people to think differently to how they have previously believed the history of this country to be. I had one such discussion on Australia day, and I think it is easier to ‘win hearts and minds’ when armed with a rational argument, as well as the passionate interest of righting past wrongs and working towards justice.
    I attended a ‘change the date rally’ in Hobart and the mood for change and increase in awareness, as well as increased attendance, was there for all to see.

    Thank you again.

    Merlene Abbott

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