On Australia Day I posted a map of Australia. You might have seen it on my Facebook or Instagram or Twitter account?
I honestly am not a fan of Australia Day in any way, shape or form, so am (like many others) always trying to find ways to deal with that day in some kind of constructive way.
This year, I posted a map of Australia (the kind that recognises aboriginal territories) and some links to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s donation page (as well as donating to the ILF.)
I know I’m not the only one to feel a sense of shame on January 26th. A lot of people are confused about ‘Australia Day’. Many people wish we celebrated our country on a different day and in a more inclusive way that’s respectful of our history and ancient heritage.
After I posted this map, people were wondering how to find out more about Aboriginal Australia and its boundaries/people. Lots of people had never seen such a map before. They also wanted to know how to buy a map. I now have some answers for you. Phew.
You can grab your own map via the rad people at The Australian Institute Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Studies. They sell maps in two different sizes and also have more information on Australia’s original territories, culture and people.
(Really, we need to celebrate an Australian national day in a way that its original people would choose, don’t you think?)
How do you feel about Australia Day, guys?
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