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    1. Today (29th April 2020) is the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing at Botany Bay (Kamay)

      250 years ago, Captain James Cook and his ship the HMS Endeavour landed at Kamay (Botany Bay) on the eastern coast of Australia. He was in the middle of a months-long exploration of the eastern...

      250 years ago, Captain James Cook and his ship the HMS Endeavour landed at Kamay (Botany Bay) on the eastern coast of Australia. He was in the middle of a months-long exploration of the eastern coast. His crew first spotted the Australian mainland on 11th April 1770, and they left Australian waters after taking possession of the continent in the name of King George III on 22nd August.

      This was not the first visitation of Australia by Europeans. That honour goes to Dutch sailor Willem Janszoon in his ship the Duyfken in 1606. Dutch & Portuguese sailors & traders continued to visit the north and west coasts for the next couple of centuries. They called the continent "New Holland".

      But Cook represented the first European power to assume possession of the continent. 18 years later, the English sent their First Fleet of convict ships to the land of New South Wales.


      250 years since Captain Cook arrived in Australia, his legacy remains fraught

      What Australians often get wrong about our most (in)famous explorer, Captain Cook

      For Indigenous people, Cook's voyage of 'discovery' was a ghostly visitation

      10 votes
    2. 'Free the flag': Aboriginal businesses told not to use Aboriginal flag over copyright

      Here's a secondary news article (web-based): 'Free the flag': Aboriginal businesses told not to use Aboriginal flag over copyright Here's the original news article (it's a PDF document from this...

      Here's a secondary news article (web-based): 'Free the flag': Aboriginal businesses told not to use Aboriginal flag over copyright

      Here's the original news article (it's a PDF document from this website): ‘Our’ flag raises questions

      10 votes
    3. Two steps forward, one step back on Aboriginal treaties in Australia.

      This week, two governments in Australia have taken steps towards negotiating treaties with the native Aboriginal people: Victorian Parliament votes on law to negotiate Australia's first Aboriginal...

      This week, two governments in Australia have taken steps towards negotiating treaties with the native Aboriginal people:

      Meanwhile, one government says no:

      It's interesting that the two governments moving forwards are Labor Party governments, while the one that's stopping the process is a newly elected Liberal Party government. It's hard not to draw the conclusion that this is a politically partisan issue.

      5 votes