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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics and Australia Day

Saturday 26 January 2019

Sherry Balcombe, Co-ordinator Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
The 26th of January 1788 was not a day of celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nor was it for the passengers upon the first fleet – a mix of prisoners and military personnel. Perhaps it is time that we rethink the date upon which our Nation comes together as one to recognise and acknowledge the gifts that God has provided in our great southern land.