Celebrate?

Gubbas [white fellas] call it Australia Day
Big celebration of the Brits settling their convicts here
Public holiday, festivities, fireworks and too much beer
No thought of the original landowners and their way

We Murries [black fellas] call it Invasion Day
They hunted us down and shot us for no reason
Just like it was open black fella season!
Poison in our flour, whole families wiped out

They mated with our women some kindly
But mostly by force, gave us STD’s and half breeds
Then govt. and church stole that generation
Rounded up the kids from our reservations

Trained to be servants to the Gubbas
Cooks, housekeepers, stockmen and bed mates
But didn’t pay us thus sealing our fates!
Disenchanted, addicted, our culture afflicted!

Racism is rife, our people in deep strife
4% of the population, 25% prison inmates
Not to mention psych units and foster care
For any Murri to succeed is remotely rare

How to regain our dignity when it’s so unfair?

January 26th is a national celebration of white settlement of this land.
Many feel is should be a celebration of our diversity on a different date!

Here’s one of our heroes spreading the word!
Uncle Herb kindly read this and said “it needs to be said!”.

With a link to how it will be celebrated this week!

with a 2018 massive protests as there should be!

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10 comments

    • Thank you td, I try to be cheerful and uplifting but I’m also a realist and sometimes it does need to be said.
      You don’t seem to be posting anything new, are you having a writers block?

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      • don’t worry so much about the interest, so much goes into what people will read online or not… it’s a mystery… especially when I come across blogs which have loads of readers but very little to say… I like and appreciate your posts. Been working full-time and mainly reading and responding to other blogs… yes, need to get back to my writing!
        have a lovely week 🙂
        Dagmar

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  1. Grateful for your input at every level!
    Full-time work is too much, at least i and others are benefiting from your pause in blogging.
    Have a fun and relaxing weekend 🙂
    kate

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  2. There was a letter in the Sydney Morning Herald with a suggestion to change the day to the 29th February – that way we’d only have to celebrate once every four years. It would make us much more cohesive if we changed the date. I don’t understand why if it was so necessary to have the postal vote for same sex marriage because it was such a community devisive topic why not do the same for Australia Day if they can’t just do the right thing and change it.

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