Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Happy Australia Day

Letter to the editor, published in The Age:

January 26 – a day for genuine celebration

Few Australians will agree with Martin Flanagan that "the great historical divide is between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians". If a division exists, it is between defenders of traditional Australia and those who seek to transform it.

We traditionalists support the Crown, the flag, our primary connection with the motherland, Britain, and the rule of law as it was bequeathed to us by our forebears from that nation. For us, Australia Day is the best day for celebration as it marks the moment when our nation – one of the most successful in the world – was born.

Nigel Jackson, Belgrave

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