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June 22, 2021

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Geoff Baker, Byron Bay

I vividly remember January 25, 1971. I was living in Uganda when Idi Amin on that date came to power. What followed was the killing of 300,000 people, leaving that beautiful country soaked in blood.

I really don’t want to celebrate 25 January.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. To Geoff Baker, Byron Bay, that ordeal in Uganda must have been one hell of an experience for you, but you now live in a country that also has a violent colonial past towards its original inhabitants, although arguably not to the extremes of Idi Amin. Maybe you should acknowledge that and consider the feelings of Australia’s indigenous population before you indulge in a petty whinge about the date Australia day is celebrated on. And to be more specific there was no Australia until January 1st. 1901, so don’t be fooled by our new motor- mouthed PM., he talks non-stop and says virtually nothing. I think that after 117 years we have grown up sufficiently to have an intelligent conversation on what day ALL Australians can celebrate Australia day.

  2. Geoff that ordeal in Uganda must have been one hell of an experience for you, but you now live in a country that has had a violent colonial past towards its original inhabitants, although arguably not to the extremes of Idi Amin. Maybe you should acknowledge that and consider the feelings of Australia’s indigenous population before you indulge in a petty whinge about the date Australia day is celebrated on. And to be more specific there was no Australia until January 1st. 1901, so don’t be fooled by our new motor- mouthed PM., he talks non-stop and says virtually nothing. I think that after 117 years we have grown up sufficiently to have an intelligent conversation on what day ALL Australians can celebrate Australia day.

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