ABORIGINAL SUPPORT FOR FREO’S AUSTRALIA DAY CHANGES
I want to share this message from Facebook by Aboriginal elder Robert Eggington about Australia Day in Fremantle:
This is where the community decision was endorsed by our community to support the Fremantle Shire’s decision to change the date of Australia Day and attempt to ensure that their celebrations avoided the day of the arrival of the first fleet to commit the first act of genocide on our people.
This is where it was decided to ban the fireworks displays. At Dumbartung we believe that this first step may lead onto other changes as to how this country and its identity can actually identify and recognise that Australia was built on the blood shed of our people.
So to all those who advance Australia fair such as Robert Issac and others, yes there was a meeting and yes it was held at Dumbartung and yes many senior elders and community people representing thousands in their families supported this beginning of change!! So don’t talk on behalf of our community from your government appointed positions Mr Issac and Mr Ben Wyatt.
May our Campfires Burn Forever
Some of the families at the meeting were the Eggington’s, Pells, Bropho’s,Woods, Eades, Ronan’s Colbung’s Collards, Moore’s Ben Taylor and others.