Columbus shouldn’t have a day in his honor. It should be to remember the trials and tribulations the Taino’s went through. It should represent a day in which the Natives are celebrated for who they were as a people before Columbus employed his ways upon the people. Imagine living in your peaceful community and one neighbor moves in next door and causes terror. Terror which leads to the wipe out of your kind. That’s exactly what Christopher Columbus did, he spread terror amongst the indigenous.
Ever since the first settlers arrived in Australia right up to the end of the 20th century indigenous Australians had limited rights compared to whit Australians. One of the biggest problems was that there were different laws and treatment of aboriginals depending on what state they resided in. The year of 1967 was a big year for indigenous rights as a referendum was held to give the federal government the power to make laws for all aboriginals. Many factors and events influenced the overwhelming success of 1967 Referendum but the Freedom Rides of 1965 was the most important of these events in making the referendum the most successful in Australia’s history.
In this article Smith attempts to gain readers support by using an anecdote that for some years now he has been arguing is to recognise that “national day must start with celebrating the truth”. It’s not an opinion that has always been popular Smith argues. The technique that smith used in this article was
As patriotic Australians we pride ourselves to be a nation that accepts and respects the beliefs of all cultures, but on this historical day majority of Australians tend to forget the true meaning behind the celebration. If you ask today’s society, what they did this Australia day mass numbers would respond with “binged on alcohol” and “indulged in a barbecue.” Consequently, this day cannot be called a national celebration when some of our fellow Australians are grieving while others are out celebrating an occasion they know little about. Giving due regard to the indigenous people and their mostly negative perspective on this issue should be a priority. A new date, not the 26th of January should be established, as rather than unite, it seems to divide Australians into different viewpoints.
As the world grew more populated, to many Australians it seemed that Great Britain was both a physically long way and also very different to Australia. The Australia of pre World War II was now very different to the Australia colonised by the British so many years earlier. In 1919, Australia had, for the very first time, been considered a fully self-governing nation and was asked independently of Great Britain to be a part of the Treaty of Versailles (Carrodus, Delany and McArthur, 2012). Prior to this, Britain was responsible for all political agreements for Australia (Museum of Australian Democracy). During the next 20 years’ Australian citizens grew to consider themselves separate from ‘Mother Country’ making Australia a nation in its own right. This line of thought lead to people questioning if it was still acceptable to give everything they had for Britain. In particular, was it sensible to join a war no matter what the cost to
Originally, it was called the ‘Foundation Day’ for the land but in 1935, was ‘promoted’ to Australia Day, a day for national unity. However, it didn’t make things much different because the very problematic reasonings remained and ultimately, Australia 's sincere identity still has yet to be seen. Firsty, the use of the celebration will continue to the criticism of being based on a race unless changed to a just substitution. Next, the Australian spirit isn’t truly upholded on this date because of the poor basis that branches out from the past and anyways, many citizens should have no gripe with changing the time and day as it’s not of much interest to be honest. ANZAC Day is not appropriate for the matter and falls under the lists of unfortunate commemorations too. There are better, more worthy days to experience your love of Australia that this event can be easily changed
Today, members of the board, As an emerging film critic, I stand before you today to discuss and promote the film that absolutely best represents the pure essences of Australia’s identity through our strong Companionship, commitment and courage. From the quote mentioned above, Comparably, our Australian identity that is also exhibited in the film, is emphasized.
This extends to going to war. Shaun Tan and Gary Crew’s ‘Memorial’ represents how the bonds of friendship have led Australians into the most horrific of circumstances. The tree in the book embodies the memories of soldiers of past. It represents three generations of war in which Australia has fought and remembering the fallen comrades that died in battle. The book demonstrates an image of patriotism within Australia. Australian’s are prideful of past endeavours in war and celebrate this twice a year in ANZAC day on the 25th of April and Remembrance Day on the 11th of November. They celebrate this because the war represented the ultimate from the mateship. A prime example of this was the battle of Gallipoli, were the Australian soldiers (diggers)
Coming from America to Australia I think it was easy for me to notice how Americanized it is here. Australian popular culture has been significantly affected by America in areas including food, sport, film, clothing, and music. Despite the many differences between Australia and the United States, there is a connection between the people of these two nations. Since I started researching this topic I saw a lot of articles saying how Australia is Americas little brother, I definitely would have to second that.
The Gallipoli campaign had supplied for the first time a self named identity seen by many. 100 years later after the cease fire on November 11, 1918, we as a proud nation commemorate the ANZAC character every year on the 25th of April. We see that in source 12 that not only our own nation commemorates the ANZAC spirit but others also recognise the ANZAC 's. The photograph shows the Queen and the Royal Family with Prime Minister Menzies showing tribute to the ANZAC troops on the 50th Anniversary. (1923 poem by Joan Torrance source 10) this source shows the excessive emotions of dignity, and heightened awareness of fanaticism in Australia. This poem indicates its tribute to Australia instead of Britain. The poem also expresses that other nations identified Australia.
The affect it had on economy was a huge factor to why it was such a significance to Australia. This lead lots of money lost with the everything being destroyed and then rebuilt again.
Dedicating a day to Columbus means that we support his acts. We support him and his orders that led to the killing of an entire nation. That is absurd! This day should be dedicated to the native Americans to honor their History and Culture. To teach their ways before Columbus and his men infiltrated their minds with European ways. They are people, great people who deserves remembrance. Columbus Day represents arrogance, and poor leadership
Anzac Day is one such tradition. It is an important day for acknowledging our history and commemorating those who have and do fight to defend our countries rights and freedoms. Is Anzac Day an old tradition that has served its time? I and 94% of Australians don’t think so. I believe that Anzac Day provides an opportunity for the nation to pause, reflect and remember the Anzac’s. According to David Hurley, the chief of the Defence Force, “Anzac Day is not only about generations past, but about our generation, our times and our today.” (Ireland, J 2012, p.1). This means that all generations should be involved in maintaining the Anzac Spirit through participating in the yearly service. Anzac Day unites people from different backgrounds, keeping the Spirit of the Anzac’s alive this will help to pass on this tradition for the importance of the future
Bruce Scates declaration that the Great War as nothing but a loss that tore Australia to pieces is, in part, a very truthful one. The glorified ANZAC Legend celebrated annually by this country overlooks the negative aspects and the damage that WWI inflicted on all concerned. The misdemeanors of war and its aftermath had devastating effects on those who supported the soldiers and the sliders themselves who often lost their support to the war and faith in their leaders. The ANZAC legend is one of great courage and unshakeable spirit, and it continues to help being a young nation together in celebration.
From the 1970’s Australians have been viewed as bush people as they were seeming as heroic and brave. Never the less, internationally, Australians have been showcased as vulgar, racist that have strong pride for their country. Consequently, Australia has also been viewed as an alcoholic nation as companies continuously push the stereotype to market their products. In turn, Australian’s collective identity is made up of multiple other stereotypes that have been fed into. Despite being incorrectly portrayed; the Australian identity has a positive effect on Australian culture. Not only does it bring commercial value, it brings personal identity in the country making it truly unique to