Questions and AnswersFor non-Australians what do you think Australia day celebrates? LemonFresh241 year ago251 mins For non-Australians what do you think Australia day celebrates? Post navigation Previous: What superpower would you like to have and why?Next: I do not know what to do 25 thoughts on “For non-Australians what do you think Australia day celebrates?” Mexico Declaration of independence from the British. Oh no wait, you’re still in the Commonwealth and your head of state is the king of England! Weak. The Great Emu war Australia being declared an independent country Without looking up, I assume it’s when The Endeavour first landed on Australia. But I’m probably way off. Idk, probably colonizers lol. I have a strong opinion on it as a non-Australian planning to move to Australia. The one day of the year that drop bears don’t come out Sprinkles Colonization Barbeque, alcohol, and flags. Shrimps on the Barbies The day you were declared a nation? Even though you weren’t independent you still got to be a countr? Gonna take a wild guess and say it celebrates… Australia? Probably Austrian independence day or smth Ummm, a national proud day? The Australian civil war Probably something similar to US independence day. Full colonization and the end of all hope for the indigenous people. Being upside down It’s when the first ships arrived right? They declared the land Terra nullius despite the Aboriginals being there. So it kind of comes across as a celebration of White Australia/Colonization I understand why anyone with an appreciation for history and culture would raise eyebrows over it. Seems they should reconsider changing the date to make the celebration more inclusive. If they want it to truly represent Australia. Pretending we’re more than an insignificant mostly desert island floating off the tail end of the world with another country’s queen on our money, and acting as though we have some semblance of identity outside of putting an “as” or “ies” on the end of every word, calling it culture, and that we don’t just do whatever the UK and US tell us to do. LET THE HATRED RAIN UPON ME Sheila’s Surviving another year in Australia So is Australia Day a bigger deal than your Independence Day? In the U.S. we celebrate when we gave the Brits the finger not when they dropped us off. Oppression of aboriginals. Comments are closed.